The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Manchester United beat Reading 1-0 to increase its lead in English soccer’s Premier League to 15 points over Manchester City, which lost 2-0 to 10-man Everton.
Manchester City defeated Sunderland 3-0 to remain unbeaten in English soccer’s Premier League.
Wayne Rooney scored twice as Manchester United beat 10-man Manchester City 3-2 to reach the fourth round of English soccer’s F.A. Cup. Paul Scholes made a playing return for United.
Real Madrid scored two goals in the final five minutes to defeat Manchester City 3-2 in soccer’s Champions League, while Arsenal won 2-1 at Montpellier.
Manchester United marked Alex Ferguson’s 25th anniversary as manager with a 1-0 win over Sunderland in English soccer’s Premier League.
Wigan upset Everton 3-0 to reach the semifinals of English soccer’s F.A. Cup for the first time, as Manchester City routed Barnsley 5-0.
Manchester City beat 10-man Chelsea 3-2 in today’s Community Shield, the curtain-raiser to English soccer’s Premier League season.
Chelsea and Manchester City easily won at home, leaving them as the only unbeaten teams in English soccer’s Premier League.
Manchester City beat Leicester 4-2 and Wolverhampton defeated Doncaster 5-0 to advance to the fourth round of English soccer’s F.A. Cup.