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.
Manchester City and Bayern Munich became the first teams to advance to the round of 16 in soccer’s Champions League, as Cristiano Ronaldo tied a record for goals in the group stage.
Manchester United came from behind to beat Stoke 3-2 in English soccer’s Premier League, as 10-man Arsenal defeated Crystal Palace 2-0 to maintain its hold on first place.
Arsenal stayed atop English soccer’s Premier League with a 4-1 home win over Norwich as defending champion Manchester United was forced to settle for a 1-1 home draw after Southampton scored late.
Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov increased his stake in English soccer team Arsenal to more than 30 percent.
Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City routed defending champion Manchester United 4-1 in English soccer’s Premier League. Arsenal beat Stoke City 3-1 to top the standings.
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie may be sidelined for six weeks with an ankle injury, the Premier League club said on its website.
Premier League leader Arsenal said its fiscal-year profit declined after the north London soccer club earned less from selling players and wage costs rose.
Manchester United beat 10-man Crystal Palace 2-0 in English soccer’s Premier League to give new manager David Moyes his first home win.
Robin van Persie may price himself out of a move from Arsenal with his high wage demand, the Daily Mail said.
"The manager, he's a winner."
- Robin Van Persie on Jul 05, 2010