What the back pages say on March 22: Nasri keeps City's title push on track and Arsenal legend Henry visits Muamba


Samir Nasri's goal capped a stunning Manchester City fightback to beat Chelsea 2-1 and keep the Barclays Premier League title race on a knife-edge last night. Read more

Also: Thierry Henry made what he wanted to be a secret visit to see Fabrice Muamba yesterday, flying in from the US for a few hours and then going straight back again. Read more

West Ham will still bid for the tenancy of the Olympic Stadium but 'not at any price' after losing out on lucrative naming rights. Read more

Late show: Samir Nasri (right) popped up with Man City's winner against Chelsea

Late show: Samir Nasri (right) popped up with Man City's winner against Chelsea


Fabrice Muamba had to be brought back to life on Saturday night after spending nearly an hour and 20 minutes without his own heartbeat, his medical team have revealed.

Also: Nemanja Vidic claims he is on course to be fit to start the 2012-13 campaign after targeting a return to pre-season training with Manchester United following his cruciate ligament injury.

Sprinter Dwain Chambers has flown to Jamaica to train alongside former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell in a clear sign that he expects to be cleared to run at this summer's Olympics.


Carlos Tevez got off the substitutes' bench to help to inspire Manchester City to a dramatic comeback against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium last night and give the club's title prospects a huge boost.

Also: If Stuart Lancaster is appointed as the next England head coach, a process that is due to reach a conclusion shortly, one of the first issues he will want to address with the RFU is the establishment of a national centre of excellence.


These are still early days and this type of road to recovery can be fraught with setbacks but a full picture of Fabrice Muamba's emergence from catastrophic heart failure became clear last night, illustrating that his survival has been little less than miraculous.

Also: Newcastle and Sunderland were yesterday fined a total of £60,000 for failure to control their players as a result of the mass brawl in the match between the two clubs earlier this month.

Heroes: The four doctors who treated Fabrice Muamba - (from left) Dr Andrew Deaner, Dr Sam Mohiddin, Dr Shabaaz Mughal Dr Jonathan Tobin

Heroes: The four doctors who treated Fabrice Muamba - (from left) Dr Andrew Deaner, Dr Sam Mohiddin, Dr Shabaaz Mughal Dr Jonathan Tobin


Tottenham's heroic fan Dr Andrew Deaner has revealed he had a tear in his eye the moment he realised he had helped save the life of Fabrice Muamba.

Also: Wales' domination of the 2012 Six Nations was made complete yesterday when Dan Lydiate was named player of the tournament.

Gareth Ellis has agreed a lucrative three-year deal at Hull after rejecting other Super League clubs.


Roberto Mancini hailed Carlos Tevez's amazing return to the Premier League and then admitted: "Now I know what squeaky-bum time is."

Also: Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre insists boss Kenny Dalglish was not "hung out to dry" over the Luis Suarez racism saga.

Newcastle are set to open talks with £2.5million-rated Virgil van Dijk.


Jose Mourinho has advised Inter Milan against hiring his former assistant Andre Villas-Boas.

Also: Bolton boss Owen Coyle has told his players to let him know if they are not ready to start playing after Fabrice Muamba's heart scare.

Johan Cruyff has hailed Lionel Messi as a world footballing treasure after he set a new scoring record for Barcelona.

Furious Lewis Hamilton has vowed to hit back in Malaysia after letting victory slip through his fingers at the opening round in Melbourne.


Spurs grabbed a last-minute equaliser against Stoke last night - but have still not won in four Premier League games.

Also: Paul Robinson reckons his retirement from England duty is helping Blackburn beat the drop.

Jonathan Trott has backed England team-mate Ian Bell to bounce back from his run of poor form.


Fabrice Muamba was "effectively dead" for 78 minutes in the immediate aftermath of his cardiac arrest, according to the Bolton Wanderers doctor, Jonathan Tobin.

Also: Nick Mallett flew back to England on Tuesday and is due to be interviewed today for the head coach role of the national side.


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