The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
England soccer manager Roy Hodgson gave Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez a first call-up to the national squad for games against Chile and Germany.
Wayne Rooney’s 21st goal of the English Premier League soccer season lifted Manchester United three points clear of Manchester City atop the standings.
Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney were named in the England soccer squad for its last two World Cup qualifying matches against Montenegro and Poland.
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 won 2-0 at Stoke City to move to within seven points of a record-extending 20th English league soccer championship. Sunderland defeated Newcastle 3-0 in the northeast derby.
Manchester City defeated Arsenal 1-0 to keep its two-point lead atop soccer’s Premier League as second-place Manchester United won 2-0 at Queens Park Rangers.
Marouane Fellaini scored the only goal as Everton gave Robin van Persie a losing start to his Manchester United soccer career.
Paul Scholes scored six days after coming out of retirement to help Manchester United beat Bolton 3-0 and move into a tie with first-place Manchester City in English soccer’s Premier League.
Defending champion Chelsea fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Manchester United in their F.A. Cup soccer quarterfinal. Millwall and Blackburn will also need a replay after tying 0-0.
"It was all about coming here and winning."
- Michael Carrick on Mar 30, 2013