The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers with clickable Internet links.
Manchester United beat Southampton 2-1 to increase its lead in English soccer’s Premier League, while Reading moved out of the relegation zone with a late 2-2 draw against Chelsea.
Arsenal defender Andre Santos will miss three months after undergoing surgery this week on his injured ankle, the English Premier League soccer club said.
Arsenal signed midfielders Mikel Arteta and Yossi Benayoun, along with defenders Andre Santos and Per Mertesacker before European soccer’s trade deadline. London rival Tottenham added one player and let six leave.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Robin van Persie scored a hat trick to lead Arsenal to a 5-3 win over Chelsea in English soccer’s Premier League, while first-place Manchester City beat Wolverhampton 3-1.
Barcelona routed BATE Borisov 5-0 in soccer’s Champions League as AC Milan and Arsenal won at home to get their first victories in this season’s competition.
Manchester City kept its long- suffering fans waiting right until the end for the club’s first English soccer championship in 44 years.
Brazil coach Mano Menezes retained just four players from the country’s soccer World Cup campaign in his first squad since he replaced the fired Carlos Dunga.