Roberto Mancini refused to shake hands with Tony Pulis, or talk to the media after the game at the Britannia Stadium as the Man City boss was frustrated at the physicality dished out by Stoke City. David Platt revealed that the Italian was raging at the end of the game and just needed time to cool down after some of the challenges that were being made; something that Pulis felt was a bit rich given Gareth Barry’s tackle on Glen Whelan. The dropped points give’s United the advantage in the title race as they prepare to play Fulham.
Elsewhere in the news Robin van Persie believes Arsenal have their own Rooney in Oxlade-Chamberlain; Alan Pardew calls on the Newcastle support to convince Demba Ba to stay, while Kenny Dalglish believes that Liverpool are a victim of their own success.
Roberto Mancini has bemoaned the tactics deployed by Stoke City in Manchester City’s 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium – Guardian
Kenny Dalglish believes that Liverpool have been a victim of their own success, in light of the Reds defeat against Wigan – Guardian
Sir Alex Ferguson remains confident that Manchester United will keep their nerve in the title run-in – Guardian
Alan Pardew has called upon the Newcastle support to make it impossible for Demba Ba to leave the football club – Daily Telegraph
Mark Hughes has laid into Djibril Cisse for his two footed challenge that saw the Frenchman see Red for the second time in a matter of weeks – Independent
Bolton paid a fitting tribute to Fabrice Muamba at the Reebok Stadium yesterday – Independent
Fabio Capello has expressed an interest in returning to England and managing in the Premier League – Daily Mail
Chelsea have a £37m hole they need to fill if they are to comply with the financial fair play awards – Daily Mail
Tottenham and Chelsea are set for a £7m battle this summer for the services of Demba Ba – Daily Express
Liverpool are plotting a summer move to sign Matias Suarez, but face huge competition for his signature – Mirror
Robin Van Persie believes that Arsenal have their very own Wayne Rooney in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Sun