Manchester United continued its march to the English Premier League soccer title with a 1-0 win over Sunderland to extend its unbeaten run to 18 games.
Wigan upset Everton 3-0 to reach the semifinals of English soccer’s F.A. Cup for the first time, as Manchester City routed Barnsley 5-0.
Robin van Persie scored in injury time as Manchester United beat defending champion Manchester City 3-2 yesterday to move six points clear of its rival atop the Premier League.
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 routed Norwich 5-0 in English soccer’s Premier League, while Manchester City beat Fulham 2-0 to close in on first-place Manchester United.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Fernando Torres had two goals as Spain routed Ireland 4-0 to move into a tie atop Group C at the European soccer championship with Croatia, which rallied to draw 1-1 against Italy.
Spain beat Italy 4-0 last night to become the first nation to retain soccer’s European Championship title and the only one from the continent to win three straight major competitions.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
The “noisy neighbors” had something to prove yesterday at Old Trafford.