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.
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.
Norwich beat Sunderland 2-1 yesterday to extend its unbeaten run in English soccer’s Premier League to eight matches. The Canaries climb to 12th in the standings.
Norwich rallied for a 3-3 tie at Arsenal in English soccer’s Premier League, hurting the Gunners’ chances of automatic qualification for the Champions League.
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.
Luton Town produced a F.A. Cup fourth-round upset when the club from English soccer’s fifth tier beat Norwich of the Premier League 1-0.
Aston Villa beat Reading 2-1 to move out of English soccer’s Premier League relegation zone, while bottom-place Queens Park Rangers defeated Sunderland 3-1 for a second consecutive win.
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.
Chelsea and Manchester City easily won at home, leaving them as the only unbeaten teams in English soccer’s Premier League.