Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini won two trophies in his first season, and yesterday vowed to push for more championships after winning English soccer’s Premier League title.
England players traded high fives after a 1-1 draw with France in soccer’s European Championship. The French were less satisfied.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Manchester City beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 to cut the gap on Premier League leader Manchester United to three points as its rival was held to a 4-4 tie by Everton. Wolves are relegated.
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.
England and France tied 1-1 last night at soccer’s European Championship, while Ukraine’s record scorer Andriy Shevchenko got two goals as the co-host rallied to beat Sweden 2-1.
Gareth Bale was voted England’s player of the year by his peers after helping Tottenham reach the Champions League soccer quarterfinals and challenge for another top-four finish in the Premier League.
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri was suspended for three games from the French national soccer team for his conduct during the 2012 European Championship.
Manchester City rallied to beat Southampton 3-2 as it started its defense of the Premier League soccer title, denying the newly promoted Saints an upset. Chelsea defeated Wigan 2-0.
"Hart knows me from Manchester City and he knows I usually open my feet."
- Samir Nasri on Jun 11, 2012