What the papers say

  • Last Updated: January 28 2013, 7:11 GMT

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

Dickov (right): Could face the axe from Oldham
Dickov (right): Could face the axe from Oldham

THE SUN: Chelsea have made a sensational bid to re-sign Didier Drogba. Also: Reece Wabara and Matt Smith scored to send Liverpool crashing out of the FA Cup.

DAILY MIRROR: Neil Warnock last night celebrated one of his greatest cup wins on his own with champagne and a bag of crisps. Also: Paul Dickov is facing the axe just hours after masterminding one of the greatest results in Oldham's history - a 3-2 cup defeat of Liverpool.

DAILY MAIL: Oldham manager Paul Dickov masterminded one of the biggest FA Cup upsets of recent times by dumping Liverpool last night, and then was warned he could be sacked in the next 24 hours. Also: Manchester City fear they will be without captain Vincent Kompany for three weeks after the Belgian had a recurrence of a calf injury in Saturday's FA Cup win at Stoke.

DAILY EXPRESS: Paul Dickov oversaw one of the biggest FA Cup upsets of recent years as League One Oldham dumped Liverpool out of the competition only to be warned he could be sacked within the next 24 hours. Also: Neil Warnock hailed his Leeds heroes after they dumped Tottenham out of the FA Cup yesterday - their third Premier League scalp this season.

THE INDEPENDENT: Taking their cue from the rattling of Chelsea and the debunking of Tottenham Hotspur, Oldham Athletic placed a top hat on the day of the underdog. Also: The tears have flowed when Andy Murray has lost grand slam finals in the past, but the worst pains the Scot felt here last night were in his blistered right foot and his sore left hamstring.

THE GUARDIAN: Oldham Athletic, hovering one point above the relegation zone in League One, produced their finest FA Cup moment since Joe Royle led the club to the semi-finals almost 20 years ago to humiliate Liverpool but it still may not be enough to keep their manager, Paul Dickov, in a job. Also: Defeat is no longer devastating for Andy Murray.

DAILY STAR: Paul Dickov's reward for kicking Liverpool out of the FA Cup will be the sack. Also: Brentford yesterday accused FA Cup holders Chelsea of not trying hard enough and hating having them in their faces.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: Andy Murray was not looking for sympathy after his third defeat in the final of the Australian Open, but he did admit that recovery time can be important in this ultra-physical era. Also: It should have been Paul Dickov's champagne moment, the highlight of his managerial career, but the Oldham Athletic manager's reward for knocking Liverpool out of the FA Cup is likely to be the sack today.

THE TIMES: Paul Dickov is facing the sack as Oldham Athletic manager today despite knocking Liverpool out of the FA Cup, a victory that the chairman of the npower League One club described as "awkward" after refusing to give the former Manchester City forward assurances about his future. Also: Andy Murray refused to ponder any negatives as he departed from Australia after his third defeat in four years in the final of the year's opening grand-slam tournament.


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