From the Back Pages, January 2: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to be appointed as Cardiff City manager

From the back pages
From the back pages

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to be appointed as Cardiff City manager after a whirlwind day of negotiations with the club’s owner, Vincent Tan. Solskjaer flew from Norway to London with Tan on the businessman’s private jet on Wednesday and took his place alongside him in the Emirates Stadium directors’ box in the afternoon to watch Cardiff’s 2-0 Premier League defeat by Arsenal. (The Guardian)

These are the moments on which championships turn. Arsenal had toiled for 89 minutes to break down a resolute, determined Cardiff City. They seemed to have failed in their task, to have taken that first mis-step in their pursuit of the Barclays Premier League title that so many have waited so long to see. And then, in the shape of the most unlikely saviour, they stood on top of the world again. (The Times)

David Moyes may have thought that he had already seen the very worst of this Manchester United team, but by now he will be coming to terms with the stark fact that they can find ever more ways to disappoint him. (The Independent)

Suarez strikes again to sink Hull. Liverpool 2 Hull City 0: Uruguayan scores in his seventh consecutive Anfield fixture as Liverpool restore their position in the top four. (The Telegraph)

Jose Mourinho has told Juan Mata that the Chelsea door is open if he wants to get out. (The Mirror)

Kevin Nolan could be stripped of the West Ham captaincy after he was sent off for lashing out at Fulham’s Fernando Amorebieta. (Daily Mail)

FULHAM climbed out of the Premier League bottom three after goals from Steven Sidwell and Dimitar Berbatov fired them to victory over West Ham. (The Express)