Tottenham Hotspur reached an agreement to sign Valencia striker Roberto Soldado, the Premier League soccer club said on its website.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Chelsea beat Hull City 2-0 to give manager Jose Mourinho victory in his first Premier League soccer game since returning to the club where he won two titles. Tottenham Hotspur won 1-0 at Crystal Palace.
Manchester City was upset 3-2 at promoted Cardiff City in English soccer’s Premier League, while Tottenham Hotspur beat Swansea 1-0 for its second straight win.
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.
Peter Crouch scored the only goal as Tottenham beat AC Milan to open the Champions League round of 16, while Raul Gonzalez earned Schalke a 1-1 draw at Valencia.
Tottenham routed Dinamo Tbilisi 5-0 in the opening game of its Europa League soccer playoff, while Swansea was a 5-1 winner against Petrolul Ploiesti.
Tottenham won 2-0 at Aston Villa today in English soccer’s Premier League with goals from Andros Townsend and Roberto Soldado.
Defending champion Spain needed a late goal to beat Georgia 1-0 in its opening game in European qualifying for the 2014 soccer World Cup, while England rallied to tie Ukraine 1-1.