Arsenal defeated Swansea 2-1 to move into first place in English soccer’s Premier League, as Manchester United and Manchester City both lost.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Arsenal lost 3-2 at Swansea City yesterday to suffer a second straight defeat in soccer’s Premier League. Mark Hughes started his tenure as Queens Park Rangers manager with a 1-0 loss at Newcastle.
Scott Sinclair scored a hat trick to lead Swansea to a 4-2 victory over Reading in the Championship playoffs, putting the Welsh club into the Premier League for the first time.
Manchester United leads English soccer’s Premier League after a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion as archrival Manchester City lost 1-0 at Swansea City.
Manchester City, the team owned by Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, cut its annual loss in half to 97.9 million pounds ($158 million) from last year, when it reported the largest loss ever in English soccer.
West Bromwich beat Liverpool 3-0 and Swansea and Fulham both won 5-0 on the opening day of English soccer’s new Premier League season.
"I'm just glad everything is settled and that I'm now a City player."
- Scott Sinclair on Aug 31, 2012