Manchester United revived its Premier League title defense with a 1-0 win over leader Arsenal as Robin van Persie scored against his former team for the third straight game.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Hull City 8-7 on penalties to advance to the quarterfinals of English soccer’s League Cup along with Manchester City, which scored twice in extra time to defeat Newcastle United 2-0.
Fernando Torres scored a last-minute winner as Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 to regain second place in English soccer’s Premier League.
Andros Townsend followed up his recent starring role in England’s World Cup qualifying campaign by scoring for Tottenham Hotspur in a 2-0 win at Aston Villa.
Sports Direct International Plc, the U.K.’s largest sports retailer, dropped 1.5 percent in London after company executives sold about 3.9 million shares.