The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
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.
Liverpool beat Fulham 4-0 to move into second place in English soccer’s Premier League, as a late disputed penalty kick earned Chelsea a 2-2 draw with West Brom.
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.
Arsenal defeated Liverpool 2-0 to extend its lead in English soccer’s Premier League as its two closest pursuers lost.
Fernando Torres scored a last-minute winner as Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 to regain second place in English soccer’s Premier League.
Fernando Torres scored a last- minute winner as Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 to regain second place in English soccer’s Premier League.
Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich both won 5-0 to maintain their perfect starts in soccer’s Champions League, while Real Madrid kept its 100 percent record by beating Juventus 2-1.
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.
Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 3-1 to move to the top of English soccer’s Premier League, as Manchester City handed Everton its first loss by the same score.
"The studies confirmed I have a torn muscle."
- Sergio Aguero on Jan 05, 2013