From the Back Pages, November 10: Distin confronts frustrated fans after Toffees are held to Selhurst stalemate

From the back pages
From the back pages

Crystal Palace ended their seven-game losing run with a goalless draw against Everton but will be wondering how they did not come away with all three points. However, after a long trip to south London, Blues supporters were left frustrated with the Toffees’ lackluster performance and made their feelings known. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea 2 West Brom 2 match report: Eden Hazard scores injury time penalty to save Jose Mourinho’s blushes. (The Independent)

If the sign of when a manager is most vulnerable to dismissal is when his players no longer appear to be responding to his methods then Martin Jol’s time at Fulham could be drawing to a close. There was no shame in losing to a Liverpool side with Champions League ambitions but the nature of their defeat – limp, disinterested and meek – was not what the under-pressure Dutchman needed. (The Times)

BT Sport have secured the television rights for the Uefa Champions League from 2015/16 for a fee of over €1billion (£898million). (The Mirror)

WEST HAM boss Sam Allardyce says Norwich’s fightback to beat his side 3-1 at Carrow Road on Saturday came out of the blue, although he accepts the Hammers have no-one to blame but themselves for the result. (The Express)

When England find it in them to play at the high standard they are capable of for an entire match, rather than bits of it, they will give some substance to their constantly declared aim of supplanting New Zealand – next weekend’s opponents – at the top of the world rankings. Sublime in the opening half against an Argentina team desperately short on quality, they faded so alarmingly after the interval that it became difficult to tell which of the two sides had won only one match this year. (The Telegraph)

Wales 15 South Africa 24: Wales fall short of the southern hemisphere scalp they craved as South Africa triumph. (The Telegraph)