Daniel Sturridge scored the winning goal on his birthday as Liverpool defeated defending champion Manchester United 1-0 to move atop English soccer’s Premier League. Arsenal beat north London rival Tottenham 1-0 and Swansea won 2-0 at 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.