Manchester United revived its Premier League title defense with a 1-0 win over leader Arsenal as Robin van Persie scored against his former team for the third straight game.
England soccer manager Roy Hodgson gave Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez a first call-up to the national squad for games against Chile and Germany.
Manchester City signed Aston Villa’s England midfielder James Milner today, bringing an end to months of wrangling about his future.
Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney were named in the England soccer squad for its last two World Cup qualifying matches against Montenegro and Poland.
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.
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.
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.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
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.
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