The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers with clickable Internet links.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Joe Cole joined Premier League soccer team West Ham United on an 18-month contract after Liverpool allowed the midfielder to leave on a free transfer.
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 signed Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh to a “long-term” contract, the Premier League soccer club said on its web site.
Arsenal rallied from a 4-0 first- half deficit to beat Reading 7-5 after extra time on a night of upsets in the fourth round of English soccer’s League Cup.
Thierry Henry, Arsenal’s record goalscorer, will return to the English team on a two-month loan from Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls.
Theo Walcott scored three goals as Arsenal routed 10-man Blackpool 6-0 in English soccer’s Premier League, while defending champion Cheslea beat Wigan by the same score.
Thierry Henry marked his return to Arsenal, where he scored a club-record 226 goals before leaving for Barcelona in 2007, by grabbing the winner in an F.A. Cup match against Leeds.