From the Back Pages, October 7: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho’s war on cheats to drive out divers

From the back pages
From the back pages

JOSE MOURINHO last night launched a crusade against football’s cheats. Just days after Spurs’ Andros Townsend publicly apologised for diving during the derby against Chelsea last week, Mourinho revealed that he has laid down the law to his own players. (Express)

Tottenham suffered their biggest home defeat of Andre Villas-Boas’ reign as West Ham ran riot with a stunning second-half display at White Hart Lane. The Hammers scored three stunning goals in 13 minutes to come away with their first victory at White Hart Lane since 1999. Winston Reid started the rout with a goal from a corner, Ricardo Vaz Te made doubled the lead and then Ravel Morrison scored a superb solo strike to seal the 3-0 win. (Daily Mail)

A Tottenham Hotspur fan was arrested for using the word ‘Yid’ today as police launched a crackdown at their derby match with West Ham. (The Mirror)

After all the controversy over pictures of him smoking, it had to be Jack Wilshere lighting up the afternoon here. It had to end with another picture of the Arsenal midfielder enjoying a draw. (The Telegraph)

The risk-taker in José Mourinho is alive and kicking. This contest had been drifting away from Chelsea when, a quarter of an hour from the end, the Portuguese gambled his team’s shape by flinging on more attacking pace and invention, with such bold ambition rewarded at the last. A first away win in the Premier League since returning to the club sent the Portuguese into the international break with his team upwardly mobile. (The Guardian)

Adam Lallana tasted life in the England squad following his call-up for the World Cup qualifier against Ukraine 12 months ago, but the Southampton manager, Mauricio Pochettino, believes the uncapped midfielder will receive more calls from Roy Hodgson in the near future. (The Independent)

Sebastian Vettel hits snooze control at Korean Grand Prix despite local distractions. (The Times)