What the papers say

  • Last Updated: October 8 2012, 8:02 BST

A look at what is making the headlines on the back pages of Monday's press.

Van Persie: Accused by Pardew

THE SUN: Ashley Cole has taken to Twitter again - this time to attack Alan Shearer. Also: Jenson Button blasted accident-prone Sebastian Grosjean after another prang in Japan.

DAILY MAIL: Ashley Cole was at the centre of a fresh England Twitter row last night as the FA refused to rule out banning him from Friday's World Cup qualifier against San Marino. Also: South Africa reacted with fury last night to David Collier's suggestion that they were responsible for the Kevin Pietersen text scandal and are considering taking legal action against the ECB.

DAILY MIRROR: Robin van Persie is facing a possible three-match ban after being accused of elbowing Yohan Cabaye - as Manchester United hit top form to demolish Newcastle. Also: Arsene Wenger is planning fresh talks this week over Theo Walcott's new contract.

DAILY EXPRESS: Robin van Persie could receive a three match ban for violent conduct, having been caught on TV elbowing Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye in the face during yesterday's Premier League clash. Also: Warrington Wolves forward Paul Wood had a testicle removed after suffering a horror injury during the Super League Grand Final against Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford.

DAILY STAR: Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew last night accused Manchester United striker Robin van Persie of elbowing Yohan Cabaye. Also: Sebastian Vettel roared towards a third successive world title, with victory in yesterday's Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Tony Pulis, the Stoke City manager, has urged the Football Association to ban Luis Suarez for diving after accusing the Liverpool striker of trying to con his way to a penalty. Also: Andre Villas-Boas ended Brad Friedel's all-time Premier League record of consecutive starts on 310 yesterday but, after Tottenham's first clean sheet of the season, still told Hugo Lloris that he was not certain to remain his first-choice goalkeeper.

THE TIMES: Robin van Persie is facing a possible three-match suspension with Alan Pardew, the Newcastle manager, calling last night for the Football Association to investigate the Manchester United striker for an alleged elbowing offence on Yohan Cabaye. Also: David Collier, the ECB chief executive, has risked reigniting the controversy surrounding Kevin Pietersen by accusing South Africa players of provoking the batsman into sending the text messages that led to his removal from the England side in the summer.

THE GUARDIAN: The Football Association is expected to charge Ashley Cole with misconduct in the next 24 hours for branding the governing body "a bunch of t**** on his Twitter account. Also: Robin van Persie faces a possible three-game suspension for violent conduct aft appearing to elbow Yohan Cabaye in an incident unseen by the referee, Howard Webb during his side's 3-0 win at Newcastle United yesterday.

THE INDEPENDENT: Ashley Cole will find out later today whether Roy Hodgson intends to leave him out of Friday's World Cup qualifier against San Marino as punishment for him describing the Football Association as a "bunch of t****" in a tweet on Friday. Also: West Indies pulled off a major surprise yesterday, beating the hosts Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 final to claim their first major trophy since the glory days.