Wigan upset 10-man Manchester City 1- 0 to win English soccer’s F.A. Cup for the first time in the club’s 81-year history.
Manchester City stalled Manchester United’s Premier League title bid with a 2-1 win against its rival that cut the gap at the top of the standings to 12 points with seven games remaining.
Manchester City signed Aston Villa’s England midfielder James Milner today, bringing an end to months of wrangling about his future.
Manchester United retained its seven-point lead in soccer’s Premier League after a 2-1 victory over Liverpool yesterday, as second-place Manchester City won 2- 0 at 10-man Arsenal.
Manchester City salvaged a 2-2 home draw with Liverpool to leave the defending champion nine points behind Premier League soccer leader Manchester United. Tottenham won 1-0 at 10-man West Brom.
England and France tied 1-1 last night at soccer’s European Championship, while Ukraine’s record scorer Andriy Shevchenko got two goals as the co-host rallied to beat Sweden 2-1.
James Milner completed his move to Manchester City from Aston Villa, City said on its website. Stephen Ireland is moving to Villa as part of the deal between the Premier League soccer clubs.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Jermain Defoe, James Milner and Matthew Upson will be in England’s starting lineup for today’s World Cup Group C game against Slovenia in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Sky Sports said.
Aston Villa said it “firmly rejected” a bid from Premier League rival Manchester City for England midfielder James Milner .
"It was a great result and the aim is to keep that momentum going until the end of the season."
- James Milner on Apr 08, 2013