Liverpool beat Fulham 4-0 to move into second place in English soccer’s Premier League, as a late disputed penalty kick earned Chelsea a 2-2 draw with West Brom.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Defending champion Manchester City twice recovered from being a goal behind to tie 2-2 at Liverpool in English soccer’s Premier League yesterday. Stoke City and Arsenal had a scoreless draw.
Daniel Sturridge scored the winning goal on his birthday as Liverpool defeated defending champion Manchester United 1-0 to move atop English soccer’s Premier League. Arsenal beat north London rival Tottenham 1-0 and Swansea won 2-0 at West Brom.
Manchester United retained its seven-point lead in soccer’s Premier League after a 2-1 victory over Liverpool yesterday, as second-place Manchester City won 2- 0 at 10-man Arsenal.
Tottenham was held to a 0-0 tie at third-tier club Stevenage in the fifth round of soccer’s F.A. Cup yesterday, while Liverpool beat Brighton 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals.
Manchester City failed to win for only a second time in soccer’s Premier League this season, tying 1-1 at Liverpool to take a five-point lead in the standings.
Martin Skrtel’s own goal gave Fulham its first win at Anfield as Liverpool slumped to its fourth home defeat of the Premier League soccer season four days before the F.A. Cup final.