From the Back Pages, March 5: Evans and Cisse in SPIT storm

From the back pages
From the back pages

Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse both appeared to spit at each other in shocking scenes at St James’ Park. The pair clashed minutes before Manchester United and Newcastle went in goalless at half-time in the north east. (Daily Mail)

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis was escorted from the field by medics after he appeared to lose consciousness on the pitch at Tottenham. (The Independent)

Jonas Gutierrez was given a rapturous reception as he returned to action for Newcastle United on Wednesday night. The winger had not featured for the Magpies since October 2013, when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. (The Mirror)

Sanchez sets seal on Arsenal win: Arsenal cling on to a precious 2-1 victory at QPR to keep up their charge towards a top-four finish. (The Telegraph)

DANIEL STURRIDGE scored on his first-team return as Liverpool maintained their pressure on the Premier League top four. (The Express)

English cricket plays the blame game better than it does the 50-over game - Barney Ronay. (The Guardian)

Stuart Lancaster is refusing to concede England’s hopes of lifting the RBS Six Nations Championship have been ended by their 19-9 defeat to Ireland in Dublin. (The Times)