The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Striker Darren Bent and defender Micah Richards returned to their clubs today after suffering injuries that rule them out of the 2012 European Championship qualifier against Wales in two days.
Bayern Munich won 3-1 at Manchester City in soccer’s Champions League, while Cristiano Ronaldo continued his scoring spree as Real Madrid beat Copenhagen 4-0.
The “noisy neighbors” had something to prove yesterday at Old Trafford.
Manchester City defender Micah Richards said he expects to be out for up to four months after surgery on a torn knee cartilage.
Mario Balotelli completed his move to AC Milan after two years at Manchester City that were marked by a Premier League soccer title and confrontations with opponents and teammates.
Manchester City defeated Newcastle 3-1 in a meeting of the only unbeaten teams in English soccer’s Premier League.
Manchester City will play local rival Manchester United in the F.A. Cup semifinals after a 1-0 win over Reading yesterday. Stoke City defeated West Ham 2-1 to set up a game with Bolton.
Manchester City scored two goals in the last 12 minutes to beat Chelsea 2-1 in English soccer’s Premier League and cut Manchester United’s lead to a point, while Arsenal climbed above Tottenham into third place.