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.
Manchester United came from behind three times to beat Newcastle United and extend its English Premier League soccer lead over Manchester City to seven points.
Queens Park Rangers picked up their first win of the season in English soccer’s Premier League after holding on to beat Fulham 2-1.
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 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.
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.
Aston Villa missed a chance to move third in English soccer’s Premier League as Stoke rallied with two late goals for a 2-1 home victory.