Everton defeated Manchester City 1-0 to drop the English Premier League leader into a tie on points with Manchester United, which beat Stoke 2-0.
Manchester United marked Alex Ferguson’s 25th anniversary as manager with a 1-0 win over Sunderland in English soccer’s Premier League.
Andres Iniesta emerged from under the bodies of his jubilant teammates as the scorer of the latest-ever World Cup winning goal. The Barcelona midfielder says he didn’t do anything special.
The Netherlands blamed English referee Howard Webb and missed chances for their defeat in yesterday’s soccer World Cup final in South Africa.
Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong was dropped from the national soccer squad after the Manchester City player’s tackle broke the leg of Newcastle forward Hatem Ben Arfa yesterday.
"I think the team spirit today was terrific and we were fighting to the last minute."
- John Heitinga on Jan 31, 2012