Daniel Sturridge scored the winning goal on his birthday as Liverpool defeated defending champion Manchester United 1-0 to move atop English soccer’s Premier League. Arsenal beat north London rival Tottenham 1-0 and Swansea won 2-0 at West Brom.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has faced criticism from fans for developing young soccer talent instead of buying ready-made stars. Yesterday, his players backed up his case in the 1-0 win over Manchester United.
Manchester United’s winless run extended to three games with a 0-0 draw at Arsenal, hours after Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward said the team wants to sign new players to revive “disappointing” league form.