Tottenham Hotspur and Everton both missed the chance to go second in the Premier League by drawing 0-0, while Cardiff City beat Swansea City 1-0 in the first meeting of the south Wales clubs in English soccer’s top flight.
Manchester United defeated Swansea 4-1 to give manager David Moyes a victory in his first Premier League match with the English soccer champion.
Promoted Hull City, playing with 10 men, beat Norwich 1-0 to join Arsenal in picking up the first win of the season in English soccer’s Premier League.
Everton eased into the fourth round of English soccer’s F.A. Cup with a 5-1 win at Cheltenham Town.
Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta has agreed to a five-year contract until 2015, the Premier League club said on its website.
Everton striker Louis Saha may miss the rest of the season after undergoing ankle surgery, manager David Moyes said on the club’s website.
Roy Hodgson said the pressure is building after Liverpool lost its first game under new ownership.
Norwich beat Manchester United 1-0 to knock the Red Devils out of first place in English soccer’s Premier League, while West Bromwich Albion defeated Chelsea 2-1.
Arsenal missed a chance to strengthen its grip on a top-four finish in English soccer’s Premier League with a 0-0 home draw against Everton.
Liverpool rallied to defeat local rival Everton 2-1 and reach the F.A. Cup soccer final for the first time in six years.