The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
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.
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.
Manchester City defeated Reading 1-0 with a late Gareth Barry goal to move within three points of the top of English soccer’s Premier League, while Arsenal climbed into third place with a 1-0 win at Wigan.
Raheem Sterling has committed “his long-term future,” to Liverpool, the 18-time English champion said today, without saying by how many years.
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.
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.
Liverpool’s Carling Cup final victory may usher in a new era of success after the Reds overcame Cardiff in a penalty shootout to break their six-year trophy drought, manager Kenny Dalglish said.