Gareth Bale’s last-minute goal lifted Tottenham Hotspur to a 3-2 win at West Ham and up to third place in English soccer’s Premier League.
Joe Cole joined Premier League soccer team West Ham United on an 18-month contract after Liverpool allowed the midfielder to leave on a free transfer.
Liverpool signed England forward Joe Cole on a four-year deal, the Premier League soccer team said on its website.
Chelsea routed Southampton 5-1 to open the defense of its F.A. Cup title, as Manchester United rallied to tie West Ham and Brighton upset Newcastle.
Liverpool routed Norwich 5-0 in English soccer’s Premier League, while Manchester City beat Fulham 2-0 to close in on first-place Manchester United.
Midfielders Joe Cole and Michael Ballack and defender Juliano Belletti will leave Chelsea when their contracts expire at the end of the month, the Premier League soccer champion said on its website.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers with clickable Internet links.
Robin van Persie scored in injury time as Manchester United beat defending champion Manchester City 3-2 yesterday to move six points clear of its rival atop the Premier League.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
"They're a quality side and they've done that countless times."
- Joe Cole on Jan 05, 2013