Manchester United came from behind to move into first placee in English soccer’s Premier League and deny Queens Park Ranger its first win of the season.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said he expects midfielder Darren Fletcher to miss the rest of the season.
Liverpool beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 to open defense of its League Cup soccer title, while Manchester United defeated Newcastle by the same score to earn a visit to Chelsea in the fourth round.
The “noisy neighbors” had something to prove yesterday at Old Trafford.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Bayern Munich and Inter Milan advanced to the Champions League round of 16, while Benfica secured its spot with a 2-2 draw at Manchester United that left the English club’s further participation in doubt.
Manchester United tied 1-1 at Stoke, ending its perfect start to the season in English soccer’s Premier League.
Michal Kadlec’s late penalty kick gave the Czech Republic a 2-2 tie in Scotland in a qualifying match for the 2012 European soccer championship.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson described as “absolutely stunning” the Wayne Rooney goal that secured a 2-1 win over Manchester City.