From the Back Pages, August 10: Mesut Ozil relentlessly trolled after being put in Reece Oxford’s pocket during West Ham’s 2-0 win

From the back pages
From the back pages

Mesut Ozil was relentlessly trolled by users on Twitter after being marked out of the game by 16-year-old Reece Oxford, who was making his Premier League debut in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat by West Ham. (The Times)

David de Gea still wants to be considered for selection by Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, despite the Dutchman accusing the goalkeeper of lacking focus. (Daily Mail)

This time the post-match walk from the dug-out to the tunnel at the Britannia Stadium must have felt rather more satisfying for Brendan Rodgers. For 85 minutes it looked like his Liverpool team had gone back to basics to claim a scrappy draw at the scene of their humiliation on the final day of last season, but Philippe Coutinho does not do basics, as he demonstrated with a spectacular late winning goal. (The Times)

BRENDAN RODGERS has admitted he was close to subbing Philippe Coutinho before his wonder strike against Stoke. (The Express)

The Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy has apologised for a “regrettable error in judgment” and will be investigated by the club over a video showing him allegedly using racist language. (The Guardian)

Petr Cech had a nightmare debut to leave Arsene Wenger furious with his Arsenal players. The Gunners goalkeeper was beaten twice as West Ham damaged Arsenal’s title ambitions and some fans booed them off at the whistle. (The Mirror)

Ashes 2015: England triumphed after stubborn Alastair Cook found coach who made him realise he had to change. Alastair Cook’s new relaxed style has helped the younger players to blossom and transform England, writes Kevin Pietersen. (The Telegraph)

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