Tottenham rallied for a 2-2 draw at Wigan in the English Premier League to stay in the hunt for a place in the Champions League next season.
Aston Villa and Southampton won away games today to improve their chances of avoiding relegation from English soccer’s Premier League.
Papiss Cisse scored twice as Newcastle beat West Bromwich Albion 3-1 to move level on points with fifth-place Chelsea in soccer’s Premier League.
West Bromwich Albion tied 1-1 at local rival Aston Villa in soccer’s Premier League yesterday, denied a first away win of the season by a Darren Bent goal after 80 minutes.
Manchester United took an early advantage over Chelsea in the Premier League by opening its title defense with a 2-1 win at West Bromwich Albion as the Blues were held 0-0 at Stoke City.
West Bromwich Albion defeated Everton 2-0 to stay unbeaten in English soccer’s Premier League, as Tottenham remained winless after a 1-1 tie with Norwich.
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.
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Manchester United beat Southampton 2-1 to increase its lead in English soccer’s Premier League, while Reading moved out of the relegation zone with a late 2-2 draw against Chelsea.
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.