Chelsea beat London rival Arsenal 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of English soccer’s League Cup along with Manchester United, which routed Norwich City 4-0.
Stoke City signed Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones in a club-record 8 million-pound ($12.5 million) deal, the Premier League club said on its website .
Manchester United defeated Swansea 4-1 to give manager David Moyes a victory in his first Premier League match with the English soccer champion.
Everton rallied to beat Stevenage 2-1 in extra-time and join four other Premier League clubs in advancing to the third round of English soccer’s League Cup.
Manchester City and Wolves top English soccer’s Premier League after beating Bolton and Fulham today in the second round of games.
Stoke City will play in English soccer’s F.A. Cup final for the first time after a 5-0 win over Bolton Wanderers yesterday at Wembley Stadium in London.
Stoke City and Lokomotiv Moscow advanced to the last 32 in the Europa League, while FC Twente defeated Fulham 1-0 to win their group in the continent’s second-tier soccer competition.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Sunderland was eliminated, while Stoke and Fulham needed extra time to beat second-tier teams in F.A. Cup third-round replays.
Alex Ferguson said Manchester United deserves a record 19th English league title after a 2-1 win against Chelsea moved his team to the cusp of the championship.