Sunderland beat Arsenal 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of English soccer’s F.A. Cup, as Chelsea rallied to tie Birmingham 1-1.
Manchester United missed a chance to join Manchester City atop English soccer’s Premier League with a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle, its second straight loss.
Arsenal signed midfielders Mikel Arteta and Yossi Benayoun, along with defenders Andre Santos and Per Mertesacker before European soccer’s trade deadline. London rival Tottenham added one player and let six leave.
Liverpool agreed on a fee with Sunderland to buy its 20-year-old midfielder Jordan Henderson, the Premier League soccer clubs announced on their websites.
Liverpool and Juventus advanced to the playoff round of soccer’s Europa League with home victories.
Liverpool and Juventus opened their Europa League soccer qualifying campaigns with victories to give new coaches winning starts in their first competitive games.