Crystal Palace beat Sunderland 3-1 to join Newcastle and Norwich in claiming their first wins of the season in English soccer’s Premier League.
Alvaro Negredo and Yaya Toure scored in the second half to give Manchester City a 2-0 win over Hull City in English soccer’s Premier League.
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.
Swansea City will sign striker Danny Graham for a club-record 3.5 million pounds ($5.8 million) from Watford, the Welsh soccer club said on its website.
Mario Balotelli completed his move to AC Milan after two years at Manchester City that were marked by a Premier League soccer title and confrontations with opponents and teammates.
Arsenal lost 3-2 at Swansea City yesterday to suffer a second straight defeat in soccer’s Premier League. Mark Hughes started his tenure as Queens Park Rangers manager with a 1-0 loss at Newcastle.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Swansea beat Chelsea 2-0 to open their English League Cup soccer semifinal, getting both goals off mistakes by Blues defender Branislav Ivanovic.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Swansea City defeated Chelsea 2-0 to open their two-match semifinal in English soccer’s League Cup.
"I totally understand that some fans might need convincing about my commitment to Sunderland because of my roots, but I've always given 100 percent no matter what team I play for and no matter who I play against."
- Danny Graham on Feb 01, 2013