Manchester City beat Tottenham 2-1 to go second in soccer’s Premier League as Chelsea was held to a 1-1 tie by Liverpool. Chelsea’s John Terry scored, then left the field injured on his return from a ban for racial abuse.
Everton held on for a 1-1 draw at the Premier League’s bottom club Queens Park Rangers after having Steven Pienaar red-carded. Ten-man Newcastle secured a point with a 1-1 tie at northeast rival Sunderland.
Chelsea Chief Executive Officer Ron Gourlay said the past 12 months have delivered some of his best memories in soccer. They’ve also been among the most turbulent in the English Premier League team’s recent history.
Chelsea captain John Terry announced his retirement from international soccer less than 24 hours before a Football Association hearing into allegations he racially abused an opponent during a Premier League game.