What the papers say
A look at the stories making the back-page headlines in Monday's national newspapers.
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THE SUN: Alan Pardew flew into a rage at ref Mike Jones after he disallowed Cheick Tiote's wonder strike. Also: Manchester United's value has plummeted by a quarter of a billion pounds in just one month.
DAILY MIRROR: Alan Pardew apologised to Manuel Pellegrini last night after calling him a "f****** old ****' in a touchline bust-up. Also: Sam Allardyce has been assured he will be West Ham manager for the rest of the season.
DAILY MAIL: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew apologised for foul-mouthed abuse of Manuel Pellegrini in an ill-tempered clash at St James' Park. Also: Brendan Rodgers hailed a 'fantastic' performance after Liverpool's SAS tore Stoke City to pieces and warned the Premier League that his club are serious title contenders.
THE TIMES: Alan Pardew has apologised to Manuel Pellegrini after he was caught on camera verbally abusing the Manchester City manager during Newcastle United's tempestuous 2-0 defeat at St James' Park. Also: Alastair Cook admitted that he has to rediscover his lost touch with the bat after low-scoring back-to-back Ashes series, and said that opposition bowlers have begun to find out Joe Root.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Football should be about great goals, not poor referees. Also: Mark Hughes accused Raheem Sterling of conning referee Anthony Taylor into awarding the contentious penalty that set Liverpool on their way to a first Premier League victory at the Britannia Stadium.
THE GUARDIAN: Alan Pardew was forced to apologise to Manuel Pellegrini for calling Manchester City's manager a "f****** old ****" during City's 2-0 win on a bad-tempered, highly contentious afternoon on Tyneside. Also: Brendan Rodgers said Liverpool were legitimate title contenders after an extraordinary 5-3 win against Stoke City lifted his team into the top four and within five points of Manchester City.
THE INDEPENDENT: Cheick Tiote doesn't score many goals, and when he does, they are usually spectacular. Also: Just about everything that could go right for Liverpool did, plus they have Luis Suarez.
DAILY EXPRESS: Alan Pardew had to apologise to Manuel Pellegrini after TV cameras captured him hurling obscenities at the Manchester City boss as tempers flared at St James' Park. Also: Brendan Rodgers believes that "anything is possible" for Liverpool after Daniel Sturridge returned from injury to renew his partnership with Luis Suarez and inspire a first win over Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.
DAILY STAR: Alan Pardew last night apologised to Manuel Pellegrini after launching a foul-mouthed rant at the Manchester City boss during a heated clash at St James' Park. Also: Manchester United are refusing to give up on signing Juan Mata this month - and are also weighing up a bid for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.