From the back pages, January 24: Incredible scenes as Eden sent off for kicking ball boy and Swans reach cup final

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Eden Hazard was sent of for kicking a ball boy as Chelsea crashed out of the Capital One Cup. Swansea will meet Bradford in the most unlikeliest of Capital finals after the Blues failed to break their hosts’ stubborn resistance in south Wales. (Daily Mail)

Jose Mourinho has vowed to wreck Manchester United’s Champions League dream — after throwing in the towel on the Spanish title. Barcelona are 15 points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga. Mourinho has given up hope of clawing back that gap — but insists his Real side can be crowned kings of Europe instead. (The Sun)

England have lost the five-match ODI series in India after Steve Finn was denied a key wicket thanks to a recurrence of his ‘old trouble’. India clinched victory in the fourth ODI match to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series, but the contest turned on Finn being denied a crucial wicket for breaking the stumps in his delivery stride, the Press Association report. (The Mirror)

Tom Johnson has been ruled out of the Six Nations with a knee ligament injury, the England head coach, Stuart Lancaster, announced on Wednesday. (The Guardian)

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini looks likely to remain at St James’ Park beyond the current transfer window after Argentinian club San Lorenzo announced he will not be joining them. (The Independent)

Sloane Stephens secures memorable victory over Serena Williams. (The Times)

Éric Abidal, the Barcelona defender, has been admitted to hospital to undergo medical examinations following his liver transplant. (The Telegraph)