What the papers say
A look at the stories making the back-page headlines in this morning's newspapers.
DAILY MAIL: England's new-found maturity here yesterday kept Stuart Lancaster's team on the path to a Grand Slam. Also: Ten minutes cannot make a season, but what England achieved in that brief period yesterday went a long way to ending their decade of RBS Six Nations failure in Ireland's capital and igniting their Grand Slam ambitions.
THE TIMES: It was not pretty but it did the job. A fine display of tackling, rigid discipline and the reliable right boot of Owen Farrell helped England to a 12-6 victory over Ireland yesterday. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson admitted Manchester United are in a "fantastic position" to reclaim the Barclays Premier League title but warned his players not to let a "really comfortable lead" slip.
THE SUN: Alex Ferguson changed his team plans at the last minute after he smelled blood in the title race. Also: Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos last night fired a warning to Manchester United: Cristiano Ronaldo is coming to get you.
Owen Farrell saluted England's resilience after kicking them to their first Six Nations victory in Dublin for a decade yesterday. Also: A notable, rare and precious win in Ireland was its own justification no matter how far England's rugby regressed from the dominance with which they most recently dispatched New Zealand and Scotland.
DAILY MIRROR: Sir Alex Ferguson admitted going for Manchester City's jugular in the title race as United opened up a 12-point lead. Also: Owen Farrell spoiled Brian O'Driscoll's big day to keep England's Sweet Chariot on track for Six Nations glory.
GUARDIAN: A convincing win away against serious opposition marked another landmark in the fast-tracked development of Stuart Lancaster's England and the head coach and his lieutenant were in no doubt of the scale of their achievement yesterday. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson said he abandoned plans for wholesale changes against Everton once Manchester United were offered a "fantastic position" in the title race by Manchester City's defeat at Southampton.
DAILY STAR: Jose Mourinho insists this week's Champions League showdown between Manchester United and Real Madrid is the game the whole world wants to see. Also: Emmanuel Adebayor is facing a £160,000 fine after Tottenham sent a private jet to bring him back from the African Nations Cup.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: On a grey, sodden Dublin afternoon England showed that there are times when grit is every bit as important as glitz, that fortitude and character can take you to significant places and that a Grand Slam might be your reward. Also: Manchester United moved 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League after Sir Alex Ferguson cited Manchester City's surprise defeat at Southampton as the trigger for his decision to abandon plans to rest players against Everton.
INDEPENDENT: Manchester United yesterday took their biggest lead at the top of the Premier League in 12 years with a 2-0 victory over Everton that takes them 12 points clear of the champions Manchester City with 12 games to play.