What the papers say

  • Last Updated: November 27 2012, 7:26 GMT

DAILY TELEGRAPH: There was no Ring of Fire like the last time England won here in Mumbai, but the prosaic way they settled the second Test, after MS Dhoni conceded four byes down the leg side, did not begin to explain the tectonic performances that led to Alastair Cook's side levelling the series with a 10-wicket victory. Also: This has been a truly remarkable year in the life of Henry James Redknapp. He has been cleared of tax evasion, missed out on the England job, been dismissed by Tottenham after leading them to fourth, wooed by Ukraine and now recruited to rescue Queens Park Rangers.

Harry Redknapp: Plenty of strong words dished out
Harry Redknapp: Plenty of strong words dished out

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THE SUN: Alex Ferguson is weighing up a shock move for QPR's maverick midfielder Adel Taarabt. Also: Harry Redknapp has told his new QPR players they should be embarrassed by their start.

DAILY EXPRESS: Harry Redknapp has labelled his QPR players an "embarrassment" and has told them to buck up their ideas or get out. Also: West Ham have banned a season-ticket holder for life for making racist gestures at Tottenham on Saturday.

THE TIMES: Chelsea took the first steps towards making peace with Mark Clattenburg in face-to-face talks yesterday. Also: The crucial innings of the second Test match was played in the first. England's perfectly compiled victory in Mumbai sprang from what happened in Ahmedabad a week earlier, and what happened there was Alastair Cook.

THE INDEPENDENT: West Ham yesterday issued their first life ban to a supporter following the anti-Semitic chanting towards Tottenham fans at White Hart Lane on the day that the former manager of both clubs, Harry Redknapp, labelled the fans that sing such "filth" as "cowards". Also: Rory McIlroy has pledged to "keep improving" after wrapping up 2012 with his fifth victory of the year.

DAILY MIRROR: Harry Redknapp has told his QPR players they should be "embarrassed" by their desperate start to the season. Also: West Ham last night banned a season-ticket holder for life after the shame of White Hart Lane.

DAILY MAIL: Harry Redknapp has warned English football is in danger of returning to the dark days of the Seventies after the disgraceful scenes at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Also: Chelsea held secret meetings with Mark Clattenburg and his 15 elite referee colleagues yesterday.

THE GUARDIAN: Alastair Cook heaped praise on the reintegrated Kevin Pietersen after England completed an astonishing 10-wicket victory in the second Test against India to level the four-match series. Also: Stuart Lancaster has responded to Saturday's frustrating defeat by South Africa by backing his captain, Chris Robshaw, and promoting Owen Farrell to the starting line-up to face New Zealand on Saturday.

DAILY STAR: Harry Redknapp last night told QPR's flops: You should be ashamed of yourselves. Also: Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill last night insisted he won't be the next Premier League boss to lose his job.