From the Back Pages, December 22: Man City win away in a manner of champions

From the back pages
From the back pages

The away form that is the only thing standing between Manchester City and regaining the Premier League title has taken a turn for the better. After winning at Bayern Munich and Leicester City in the space of eight days they added a third success in different competitions yesterday to move into second place in the table. (The Independent)

Luis Suárez cashes in to give Malky Mackay a dose of harsh reality. (The Times)

Manchester United boss David Moyes believes Adnan Januzaj is progressing “really well” following the 18-year-old’s starring role in their 3-1 win over West Ham. (The Mirror)

The £6,000 goal celebration! Premier League star snaps after scoring and faces hefty bill. Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore was left counting the cost of his wild celebration after scoring the opening goal against West Brom on Saturday. (Daily Mail)

GUS POYET made a frank assessment of Sunderland’s bleak situation after seeing his side play out a goalless draw with Norwich City at the Stadium of Light today. (The Express)

The death of David Coleman at the age of 87 signs off an already distant era when television broadcasts of Britain’s national sporting events – the so-called “crown jewels” – were almost the sole and exclusive preserve of the BBC. Coleman was the very embodiment of that pre-eminence. As the corporation’s champion sports presenter through much of the second half of the 20th century, he had an enthusiastic, knowing, taut professional style and a crisp, classless delivery that seemed all-pervading. In addition, he was the pathfinding master of ceremonies for such long-running regulars as Grandstand, Sportsnight and A Question of Sport. (The Guardian)

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill confirms Toby Flood departure. (The Telegraph)