From the Back Pages, September 21: Reds are caught cold by hot Hammers

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A brilliant start and three fine finishes produce one impressively solid win for West Ham United, as Sam Allardyce’s side overturned a few expectations in turning over Liverpool 3-1. (The Independent)

Jamie Redknapp has stated he finds it impossible how Liverpool can win the Premier League title this term following their third defeat in four top flight games. (Daily Mail)

Arsene Wenger has praised new striker Danny Welbeck after the England striker scored his first goal for Arsenal. (The Mirror)

Mike Ashley had let it be known that Alan Pardew would not be sacked even if Newcastle United lost this stressful encounter. But had they done so then an atmosphere that bordered on the mutinous, without becoming just that, would surely have been tipped into a febrile chaos. (The Telegraph)

WEST HAM manager Sam Allardyce has hailed his side’s impressive performance that saw the Hammers deliver a shock 3-1 win over Liverpool. (The Express)

Durham won their second Lord’s final this afternoon when they beat Warwickshire by three wickets in a tense, low-scoring Royal London Cup encounter contested under floodlights from start to finish. (The Times)

Torrential rain pounded down on the Marina Bay Circuiton Saturday evening but it could not dampen the euphoria of the Formula One fans who had witnessed the best qualifying session of the season for Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton, whose almost Ayrton Senna-like one-lap lustre has been seen only intermittently this year, produced the final, vivid flourish to a breathtaking contest that starred not only the Silver Arrows but also the Red Bulls and Ferraris. It was another Mercedes lock-out – and it should not be forgotten that this bumpy, multi-cornered circuit is like no other – but the other teams really are catching up, even if it is too late to make any difference this year. (The Guardian)