From the Back Pages, September 22: Chelsea are a small team who play like Stoke, says Manuel Pellegrini

From the back pages
From the back pages

Manuel Pellegrini described Chelsea as a “small team” and compared their style with Stoke City during a tetchy end to their 1-1 draw at Manchester City that had José Mourinho once again getting his rival’s name wrong and accusing “Mr Pellegrino” of double standards. (The Guardian)

Manchester City vs Chelsea match report: Frank Lampard shows no joy after denying Chelsea victory. (The Independent)

While Louis Van Gaal might now extend special privileges to Angel di Maria as well as Wayne Rooney, Manchester United’s manager needs to impose some special measures at the other end of the field after this. (Daily Mail)

Mario Balotelli was racially abused on Twitter today after he mocked Manchester United’s 5-3 defeat at Leicester City. (The Mirror)

JOSE MOURINHO is adamant that Chelsea fans will never forget Frank Lampard’s service to the club. (The Express)

The only thing missing for Crystal Palace since Neil Warnock took over from Tony Pulis is the baseball cap. Warnock achieved the same result as his predecessor on his trip to Everton, although this 3-2 win owed plenty to the erratic goalkeeping of Tim Howard who conceded a penalty and claimed an unwanted assist for Fraizer Campbell’s header – Palace’s second. (The Telegraph)

Lewis Hamilton snatched back the lead in the Formula One world championship for the first time in five months with a win in the Singapore Grand Prix. (The Times)