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.
England soccer manager Roy Hodgson gave Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez a first call-up to the national squad for games against Chile and Germany.
Chelsea beat London rival Arsenal 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of English soccer’s League Cup along with Manchester United, which routed Norwich City 4-0.
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.
Manchester United defender Phil Jones may miss up to two months after having surgery to repair torn knee cartilage.
The shouting match known as Climategate, which erupted after damaging e-mails were hacked from the server of a British climate research center, has been dominated by wishful thinking on both sides.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Manchester United defender Phil Jones has been cleared to play against Wigan in three days, manager Alex Ferguson said.
Liverpool has offered 22 million pounds ($35.7 million) for Blackburn’s teenage defender Phil Jones, who may be denied a move to Manchester United by his club, the Mail on Sunday reported.
Everton defeated Chelsea 1-0 in English soccer’s Premier League, as Arsenal and Manchester United also won.