The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Premier League soccer club Liverpool fined striker Luis Suarez after he bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during a game yesterday.
Tottenham rallied for a 2-2 draw at Wigan in the English Premier League to stay in the hunt for a place in the Champions League next season.
Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe signed a new contract until 2015, the Premier League soccer club said on its website.
Arsenal has targeted Tottenham’s Jermain Defoe in its search for a top-class goalscorer, the Daily Star reported.
The Netherlands remained perfect in qualifying for soccer’s 2014 World Cup. England scored its biggest victory in 17 years, and defending champion Spain was held to a surprising home draw.
Gareth Bale continued his scoring run and set up another goal as Tottenham beat Inter Milan 3-0 in their Europa League round-of-16 soccer opener. Chelsea lost 1-0 at Steaua Bucharest.
Liverpool beat Tottenham 3-2 in English soccer’s Premier League as the London team faltered in its quest for a top-four place and Champions League qualification. Newcastle defeated Stoke 2-1.
Jermain Defoe got two goals as Tottenham beat Reading 3-1 in soccer’s Premier League to ease early-season pressure on coach Andre Villas-Boas.