From the back pages, February 15: Stephen Lee is charged by governing body over fixing claims

Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee has been charged with breaches of betting rules over matches that include one at the World Championship, staged annually at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, in the sport’s biggest “fixing” case. (The Times)

Hulk’s incredible strike stunned Liverpool as the Reds came away from Russia with anything but love on Valentine’s night. Luis Suarez was guilty of a string of missed chances in a goalless first half at a freezing Stadion Petrovski. (The Sun)

Brazilian Oscar saves Fernando Torres and boss Rafa Benitez from further abuse by frustrated travelling supporters as Blues put one foot in the last 16. (The Mirror)

Gareth Bale scored two stunning free kicks to give Spurs a vital first leg advantage in their Europa League tie. They looked like they would be denied by a stunning volley from Lyon full back Samuel Umtiti but a Bale free-kick in the last minute won it for Andre Villas-Boas’ side. (Daily Mail)

Tim Bresnan faces a race to be fit for the start of England’s summer Test programme after undergoing an elbow operation in the United States. It was announced last week that the Yorkshireman would go under the knife but the length of his absence was unknown. (Guardian)

David de Gea is refusing to accept having the last laugh on his critics until Manchester United’s Champions League mission is complete. (The Telegraph)

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry hopes he can return to the club following his spell in the US and has voiced his concern for criticism of manager Arsene Wenger. (The Independent)

Chelsea agreed a deal for Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao in December, according to a Spanish TV show. Falcao has been a long-term target for Chelsea, as they look to solve the Fernando Torres problem. (The Express)