Fulham fought back with three volleyed goals to beat London rival Crystal Palace 4-1 and move clear of the relegation zone in English soccer’s Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City advanced to the fourth round of English soccer’s League Cup with routs, while Fulham rallied to inflict Everton’s first defeat of the season.
The gap between professional soccer in England and the U.S. was on display last night in Harrison, New Jersey, where Manchester United defeated a group of Major League Soccer’s top players at the league’s All-Star Game.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Sunderland made an approach yesterday to sign Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov and has bid 10 million pounds ($15.7 million) for Manchester City’s Adam Johnson, the People reported.
Frank Lampard scored his 200th goal for Chelsea as the Blues beat West Ham 2-0 to overtake Tottenham and move into third spot in English soccer’s Premier League. Spurs lost 1-0 at home to Fulham.
Dimitar Berbatov scored three goals as Manchester United joined Manchester City atop the Premier League with a 5-0 win over Wigan. City was held 0-0 by West Bromwich Albion.
Fulham held on for a 3-2 Premier League win over Queens Park Rangers that pushed its west London rival closer to relegation from English soccer’s elite division.