What the papers say

  • Last Updated: January 21 2013, 7:53 GMT

A look at what is making the back-page headlines in today's national newspapers:

Sir Alex Ferguson: Angry at late equaliser by Spurs
Sir Alex Ferguson: Angry at late equaliser by Spurs

Daily Star: Furious Sir Alex Ferguson faces an FA rap after an extraordinary attack on linesman Simon Beck. Also: Steven Gerrard admits Liverpool could struggle to hold on to Luis Suarez if they fail to make the Champions League this season.

Daily Mirror: Sir Alex Ferguson is facing an FA charge for blasting a linesman. Also: Arsene Wenger admitted he is "concerned" for the first time that Arsenal could miss out on a top-four finish.

The Guardian: Sir Alex Ferguson turned his fire on the assistant referee Simon Beck at White Hart Lane, questioning how he could not have awarded Manchester United a potentially decisive penalty, which he felt was costly when Tottenham Hotspur rallied to secure a 1-1 draw in injury time. Also: Mario Balotelli's Manchester City future could be decided this week.

The Sun: Alex Ferguson is facing another FA rap for slating a linesman. Also: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger fears his 15-year Champions League run is about to come to an end.

Daily Mail: Sir Alex Ferguson launched a stinging attack on linesman Simon Beck after Manchester United failed to hang on to a lead at Tottenham yesterday. Also: Arsene Wenger has confessed he fears Arsenal will miss out on the Champions League for the first time in 15 years.

Daily Express: Sir Alex Ferguson launched his fury at the match officials after Manchester United conceded an injury-time goal in a 1-1 drawn at Tottenham that blows the title race wide open. Also: Arsene Wenger fears that Arsenal could miss out on the Champions League for the first time in 16 years.

The Times: Sir Alex Ferguson risked being hit with a misconduct charge last night after strongly criticising the performance of an assistant referee in Manchester United's 1-1 draw away to Tottenham Hotspur. Also: Matt Le Tissier has criticised the decision by Nicola Cortese to dismiss Nigel Adkins as Southampton manager.

The Independent: Sir Alex Ferguson risked a Football Association charge last night with an outspoken attack on linesman Simon Beck who he claimed would "no way" give decisions in Manchester United's favour. Also: Arsene Wenger admitted last night his "concern" over Arsenal's league position jeopardising their chances of Champions League qualification.

Daily Telegraph: Sir Alex Ferguson could face a Football Association sanction after he blamed an assistant referee for failing to award a penalty in Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Tottenham. Also: Arsene Wenger accused Ramires of diving to win Chelsea's crucial first-half penalty yesterday.


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