Wigan routed Barnsley 4-0 in its return to English soccer’s Championship, as Queens Park Rangers and Reading also won their first games back in the second division.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Arsenal rallied to defeat local rival Tottenham 5-2 yesterday in English soccer’s Premier League, while Ryan Giggs scored a late winner at Norwich on his 900th appearance for Manchester United.
Wigan beat Reading 3-0 to move out of the relegation zone in English soccer’s Premier League as Norwich rallied to end a nine-game winless run.
Juan Mata scored twice as Chelsea beat its former manager Andre Villas-Boas’s Tottenham 4-2 to stay unbeaten in English soccer’s Premier League, as Norwich defeated Arsenal 1-0 for its first win.
Newcastle defeated Wigan 1-0 to maintain its unbeaten start to the season in English soccer’s Premier League.
Chelsea beat Sunderland 3-1 to give Rafael Benitez his first Premier League victory as Blues manager, while Queens Park Rangers remained winless.
Norwich City won 1-0 at Portsmouth to seal back-to-back promotions and a return to the Premier League after five seasons out of English soccer’s top division.
Robin van Persie scored a hat trick to lead Arsenal to a 5-3 win over Chelsea in English soccer’s Premier League, while first-place Manchester City beat Wolverhampton 3-1.
Juan Mata scored in injury time to give Chelsea a 2-1 win over Wigan in English soccer’s Premier League.