From the Back Pages, October 5: Mario Balotelli left OUT of Italy’s squad for Euro 2016 qualifiers... but Southampton striker Graziano Pelle is included

From the back pages
From the back pages

Mario Balotelli has been left out of Italy’s squad again by new coach Antonio Conte, who has favoured Southampton striker Graziano Pelle instead. (Daily Mail)

ARSENE WENGER says his team will have to tame a “killer” striker or face another Stamford Bridge mauling. (The Express)

Aston Villa 0 Manchester City 2: He has been roundly criticised this season, and not without reason, but Yaya Touré delivered a timely riposte to his detractors this evening. With time slipping away at Villa Park and Manchester City at risk of losing more ground in the nascent title race, the Ivory Coast midfielder picked the most opportune of times to claim his first Barclays Premier League goal of the season. (The Times)

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says that he trusted his team to score one of their many chances as they left it late to beat Aston Villa on Saturday evening. (The Mirror)

Liverpool vs West Brom match report: Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson give Liverpool much-needed win. (The Independent)

Newcastle United’s supporters spent most of the game coming up with new chants to abuse manager Alan Pardew, while the club’s owner Mike Ashley smirked at them from the director’s box, but at least another acrimonious day ended with a positive result for this troubled club. (The Telegraph)

Typhoon Phanfone was skirting the coast of Japan and threatening to disrupt the Japanese Grand Prix but an another altogether unexpected storm broke at Suzuka when the four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel announced he was quitting Red Bull. (The Guardian)