From the Back Pages: Monday April 8

Harry Redknapp.
Harry Redknapp.

DEVASTATED Harry Redknapp labelled Shaun Maloney’s injury-time equaliser for Wigan “his worst moment in football”. Loic Remy looked to have won the game for QPR in their bid to beat relegation with a superb first-time finish in the 85th minute. (Daily Express)

ALEX FERGUSON turned up the heat before tonight’s derby clash by taunting Manchester City over Robin van Persie. United boss Fergie nicked RVP from under Roberto Mancini’s nose last summer. And he insisted: “He was never going to go to City.” Mancini believed he was in the driving seat to land Van Persie from Arsenal. (The Sun)

ARSENAL’S next big star in the making is hoping to make his debut for the club in the under-21s Premier League at Liverpool tonight. Teenage midfielder Gedion Zelalem, who turned 16 in January, received international clearance last week and is already being compared to Cesc Fabregas at the same age. (Daily Mirror)

DAN EVANS and James Ward delivered a shock Davis Cup tennis knockout to Russia last night. The pair, who were beaten heavily in Friday’s singles, came battling back to give Great Britain a shock win. It was the first time in 86 years that Britain had come back from 2-0 down to win a Davis Cup tie – and it set up the chance for a return to the World Group later this year. (Daily Star)