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From the back pages, February 14: All those drops and flops, but Fergie’s suspect ‘keeper goes back to Madrid and steals the headlines ahead of goalscorers Welbeck and Ronaldo

Manchester United's David De Gea

Manchester United's David De Gea

Manchester United hold the advantage over Real Madrid in their two-legged Champions League showdown following a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night. (Daily Mail)

Cian Healy, the Ireland prop, will miss the RBS Six Nations Championship matches against Scotland and France after he was suspended for stamping yesterday. Healy was found guilty by a Six Nations disciplinary panel of stamping on the leg of Dan Cole, the England prop, after losing his composure during his side’s 12-6 defeat at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday. (The Times)

Charlotte Edwards admitted England had only themselves to blame after a spectacular Australia collapse against West Indies shattered her team’s hopes of defending the World Cup in Sunday’s final. (The Guardian)

In a scathing attack on team-mates he feels let the side down at Parkhead last night, Celtic midfielder Kris Commons claimed that Efe Ambrose has to take a large part of the responsibility for his performance in their 3-0 defeat by Juventus. (The Telegraph)

Roberto Mancini has come up with a tramtastic new way to get Manchester City back on track in the title race. The Italian and some of his Manchester City stars can now be heard on Manchester’s latest tram service. Mancini, skipper Vincent Kompany, goalkeeper Joe Hart and midfielder James Milner have all recorded announcements for Metrolink’s east Manchester line. (The Sun)

Manchester City may have to fend off a bid for David Silva from Real Madrid in the summer.The Spaniard made his name at Valencia and was a revelation during his debut season at the Etihad, as he guided the club to their maiden Premier League title. (The Express)

Liverpool will tell their players they should not walk off if they are racially abused at Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday night unless the referee orders it. The club have “major concerns” about the potential for problems around their last-32 Europa League game in Russia because of Zenit fans’ reputation for racism. (The Independent)

Steed Malbranque returns to White Hart Lane with Lyon on Thursday only 17 months after quitting football. In the summer of 2011, the former Fulham, Spurs and Sunderland midfielder went back to France after a decade in the Premier League to play for St Etienne. (The Mirror)

 

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