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From the back pages, January 31: Theo Walcott’s stunning strike seals a quick-fire comeback from Arsenal against Liverpool

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong

Brendan Rodgers’ men raced into the lead when Luis Suarez capitalised on some comic Gunners defending with a deflected shot before Jordan Henderson made it 2-0. But goals from Walcott and Olivier Giroud ensured a point for Arsene Wenger’s men. (The Sun)

Liverpool have completed the £8.5million signing of Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan. The 20-year-old Brazilian has completed his medical and acquired a work permit, which was the final hurdle in the process, to sign a “long-term deal” at the Anfield club. (The Mirror)

Chelsea have written to the Football Association to contest any attempt to extend Eden Hazard’s suspension for kicking a Swansea ball boy beyond three matches. (Daily Mail)

Stuart Lancaster has completed a remarkable rise to the top of the Rugby Football Union after being given a powerful new role overseeing the entire England structure. (The Express)

‘As soon as I got the chance, I ran to Milan’: Mario Balotelli arrives in Italy to complete AC Milan switch. (The Independent)

Lance Armstrong has attacked the hypocrisy and “petty bull***t” surrounding cycling’s doping scandal, saying he feels he has been made a fall-guy for the entire sport. (The Guardian)

Stuart Broad is confident that the heel injury that kept him out of England’s limited-overs games in India will have cleared up in time for him to reprise his role as the Twenty20 captain in New Zealand. (The Times)

 

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