Tottenham rallied for a 2-2 draw at Wigan in the English Premier League to stay in the hunt for a place in the Champions League next season.
Premier League soccer club Liverpool fined striker Luis Suarez after he bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during a game yesterday.
Liverpool signed Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge to a “long-term” contract, the Premier League soccer club said on its website.
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.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Manchester City salvaged a 2-2 home draw with Liverpool to leave the defending champion nine points behind Premier League soccer leader Manchester United. Tottenham won 1-0 at 10-man West Brom.
Liverpool beat Mansfield 2-1 to reach the fourth round of English soccer’s F.A. Cup yesterday after Luis Suarez handled the ball in scoring. Danny Graham got a late goal to earn Swansea a 2-2 tie against Arsenal.
Manchester United retained its seven-point lead in soccer’s Premier League after a 2-1 victory over Liverpool yesterday, as second-place Manchester City won 2- 0 at 10-man Arsenal.
Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, who was this week named in Great Britain’s Olympic soccer squad, has been tested for suspected meningitis, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported.