Chelsea defeated Everton 2-1 at home to clinch third place in English soccer’s Premier League while Arsenal’s 1-0 victory at Newcastle allowed the Gunners to grab the final Champions League spot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ten-man Norwich held on for a 1-1 draw at Sunderland today in English soccer’s Premier League. Fulham won 1-0 at Tottenham.
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.