England soccer manager Roy Hodgson gave Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez a first call-up to the national squad for games against Chile and Germany.
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.
Everton defender Phil Jagielka signed a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season, the Premier League soccer club said on its website.
Everton held on for a 1-1 draw at the Premier League’s bottom club Queens Park Rangers after having Steven Pienaar red-carded. Ten-man Newcastle secured a point with a 1-1 tie at northeast rival Sunderland.
Frank Lampard scored in each half as Chelsea rallied to win 2-1 at Everton yesterday and move into third position in soccer’s Premier League. Liverpool beat last- place Queens Park Rangers 3-0.
Rickie Lambert was named to the England soccer squad for next week’s exhibition match against Scotland, giving the 31-year-old Southampton striker his first national team call-up.
Everton won 2-1 at Manchester City to deny the home team the chance to top English soccer’s Premier League hours after captain Carlos Tevez withdrew his transfer request.
Everton’s Ross Barkley and Tottenham’s Andros Townsend were named to the England soccer squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers.
Chelsea won 2-1 to boost its chances of playing Champions League soccer next season while handing Paolo Di Canio a loss in his first game as Sunderland coach.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.