The Netherlands remained perfect in qualifying for soccer’s 2014 World Cup. England scored its biggest victory in 17 years, and defending champion Spain was held to a surprising home draw.
Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand has been recalled to the England soccer squad for this month’s World Cup qualifying matches.
Premier League soccer champion Manchester United said it signed forward Ashley Young from Aston Villa to a five-year deal.
Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has warned his defenders to stay on their feet when going against Manchester United’s Ashley Young tomorrow.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Jeffrey C. Hammes has been re-elected as chairman of Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s global management executive committee. Hammes became chairman in 2010, and his second three-year term will start in February 2013.
Manchester United beat West Brom 2-0 at home to retain its seven-point lead atop English soccer’s Premier League, while 10-man Manchester City held on to win 4-3 at Norwich.
"We've got that never-say-die attitude, we work to the final whistle and we got our rewards in the end."
- Ashley Young on Aug 14, 2011