Manchester United beat Southampton 2-1 to increase its lead in English soccer’s Premier League, while Reading moved out of the relegation zone with a late 2-2 draw against Chelsea.
Arsenal said leading scorer Theo Walcott signed a long-term contract to remain at the English Premier League soccer club.
Liverpool beat Mansfield 2-1 to reach the fourth round of English soccer’s F.A. Cup yesterday after Luis Suarez handled the ball in scoring. Danny Graham got a late goal to earn Swansea a 2-2 tie against Arsenal.
Swansea striker Danny Graham scored after 87 minutes to earn his team a 2-2 tie against Arsenal in English soccer’s F.A. Cup today.
England midfielder Jack Wilshere is among five Arsenal players who have signed new “long-term” contracts.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Arsenal defenders Kieran Gibbs and Carl Jenkinson will miss tomorrow’s Premier League match at Norwich, manager Arsene Wenger said on the club’s website.
Bradford City upset Arsenal 3-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the semifinals of English soccer’s League Cup for the first time.
Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs were named to the England soccer squad for its Aug. 11 exhibition game against Hungary at Wembley Stadium.
Manchester City rallied from a goal down to tie 1-1 at Stoke City and move ahead of Manchester United atop the Premier League. Arsenal beat Aston Villa 3-0 for its seventh straight league win.