From the back pages, April 17: Mackay leads Bluebirds into the Premier League after nervy draw

Cardiff City's manager Malky Mackay
Cardiff City's manager Malky Mackay
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Cardiff City won promotion to the Premier League after picking up the point they needed against play-off pushing Charlton.

Malky Mackay’s side needed just a draw to join Swansea as the second Welsh club in the Premier League. (Daily Mail)

The London Marathon will go ahead, with Sports Minister Hugh Robertson saying he had “absolute confidence” that the race would be run without any concerns over security and safety, despite the tragic events that unfolded at the Boston Marathon yesterday that saw three people killed by two separate bomb blasts. (Mirror)

Tens of thousands of fans face the prospect of major travel difficulties after the FA ignored advice from rail operators and announced that next month’s FA Cup Final would kick off at 5.15pm. (The Times)

Paris Saint-Germain have identified Manchester City Samir Nasri and Newcastle United midfielders Yohan Cabaye as summer targets as the club attempts to ‘lure great French players’ back to France. (The Telegraph)

Arsenal will make a formal offer to Sunderland to sign their goalkeeper Simon Mignolet at the end of the season. (The Independent)

Queens Park Rangers secured a £15m loan from Barclays Bank in Hong Kong last month, charged against all the club’s assets including Loftus Road, significantly borrowing for the first time during Tony Fernandes’s regime as majority owner. (The Guardian)

Patrice Evra insists he would never jump on Alex Ferguson... for fear of getting the sack! Robin van Persie leapt into the Manchester United boss after ending his 10-game goal drought at Stoke on Sunday. Afterwards the 71-year-old Fergie joked how his Dutch striker “nearly killed” him. (The Sun)

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph is prepared to miss the birth of his first child if it clashes with his club’s battle to avoid the drop from the Premier League. (The Express)