Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 3-1 to move to the top of English soccer’s Premier League, as Manchester City handed Everton its first loss by the same score.
Luis Suarez scored twice on his Premier League soccer return as Liverpool won 3-1 at Sunderland to go second in the standings. Norwich beat Stoke 1-0.
Everton defeated Chelsea 1-0 in English soccer’s Premier League, as Arsenal and Manchester United also won.
Sunderland said midfielder Craig Gardner, 24, joined the Premier League soccer club from Birmingham City on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
Norwich beat Sunderland 2-1 yesterday to extend its unbeaten run in English soccer’s Premier League to eight matches. The Canaries climb to 12th in the standings.
Birmingham rallied to beat West Ham 3-1 after extra time to advance to the final of English soccer’s Carling Cup against Arsenal.
Frank Lampard scored his 200th goal for Chelsea as the Blues beat West Ham 2-0 to overtake Tottenham and move into third spot in English soccer’s Premier League. Spurs lost 1-0 at home to Fulham.
Ten-man Sunderland boosted its chances of staying in English soccer’s Premier League after coming from behind to tie Stoke City 1-1.
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway called his team’s relegation from the Premier League “devastating” following a final-day loss that sent the Tangerines down only a year after winning promotion.
Ten-man Norwich held on for a 1-1 draw at Sunderland today in English soccer’s Premier League. Fulham won 1-0 at Tottenham.