From the back pages, April 28: Newcastle United 0 Liverpool 6: Daniel Sturridge fills gap to pile agony on Alan Pardew

When they stopped counting the goals that inflicted on Newcastle their worst home defeat in a top-flight League game for 87 years, Alan Pardew’s future looked more precarious than Luis Suarez’s. But as a statement of intent for their banned striker, there was no doubt what the Liverpool players thought: Daniel Agger and Lucas Leiva both dedicated the win to Suarez on Twitter. He in turn tweeted his delight at the victory. (The Independent)

IT must rank as one of the most incredible 20 seconds in the history of the Football League. When the founding fathers formed the League in 1888, they surely couldn’t perceive that a season could reach the climax -witnessed by the 12,300 fans inside Griffin Park yesterday. The oldest League in the world has much to be proud about – and some less illustrious moments, too. But the April day in 2013 when Doncaster won the League One title in the last minute of stoppage time in the last game of the season, was truly astonishing. When Brentford won a penalty in the dying seconds they had the golden opportunity to overtake opponents Donny and clinch promotion to the Championship. (The Mirror)

Wigan 2 Tottenham 2: Had this result been put to Tottenham Hotspur and Wigan Athletic before the kick-off, Andre Villas-Boas might have considered it to be two points dropped and Roberto Martinez one point gained. By the end of a frantic encounter, the opposite was true, with Spurs relieved to escape with a draw after plundering a 90th minute equaliser to deny the home team a famous win in their battle against relegation. (The Times)

Manchester City bounced back from the disappointment of losing their Premier League crown to see off West Ham and tighten their grip on second place. (The Sun)

Audley Harrison admitted the end may finally be nigh after he was stopped by knockout artist Deontay Wilder inside 70 seconds in Sheffield on Saturday night. The London heavyweight’s latest comeback ended in farcical scenes reminiscent of his defeat to David Price last year. (The Daily Mail)

Horse racing is a sport of nudges and winks, of whispered confidences and gossip, in which the greatest fear for many people is to appear naive and unknowing. So it is encouraging that, even in private conversation, the trainers in this town express shock over Monday’s revelation that one of their number, Mahmood al-Zarooni, has been doping some of his horses with anabolic steroids. (The Guardian)