Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand has been recalled to the England soccer squad for this month’s World Cup qualifying matches.
Liverpool beat Tottenham 3-2 in English soccer’s Premier League as the London team faltered in its quest for a top-four place and Champions League qualification. Newcastle defeated Stoke 2-1.
Manchester City salvaged a 2-2 home draw with Liverpool to leave the defending champion nine points behind Premier League soccer leader Manchester United. Tottenham won 1-0 at 10-man West Brom.
Tottenham beat Swansea City 1-0 yesterday to climb to fourth in English soccer’s Premier League, with West Bromwich Albion missing a chance to join it on points after being held to a 0-0 home tie by West Ham.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker signed a contract extension through 2017, the Premier League club said on its website.
Kyle Walker scored his first goal for Tottenham to secure a 2-1 win against Arsenal in yesterday’s north London derby. Chelsea climbed to third in soccer’s Premier League with a 5-1 victory at Bolton.
Ashley Cole may make his 100th appearance for the England soccer team after being included in the squad for next week’s exhibition match against Brazil.
Jermain Defoe got two goals as Tottenham beat Reading 3-1 in soccer’s Premier League to ease early-season pressure on coach Andre Villas-Boas.
Tottenham beat Blackburn 2-0 to move into fourth place in English soccer’s Premier League above Newcastle and Chelsea, which routed Queens Park Rangers 6-1.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
"I've just picked up the ball and hit it."
- Kyle Walker on Oct 02, 2011