It was no knockout, but the majority of the United States media agreed that Hillary Clinton claimed a points decision over Donald Trump in their first of three debates ahead of the November presidential election.
The trouble for the Democratic candidate is that many of the online polls did not agree.
The New York Times editorial board, which has officially endorsed Mrs Clinton, accused Mr Trump of dishonesty by “repeating, among other lies, his slander that Mrs Clinton invented the [non-US birth] slur against President Obama”.
“But anything short of dropping his pants in the Hofstra University auditorium would still have left him with the support of a large portion of the American electorate,” the editorial said.
SOURCES: News Now/New Daily Online