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.
Everton held on for a 1-1 draw at the Premier League’s bottom club Queens Park Rangers after having Steven Pienaar red-carded. Ten-man Newcastle secured a point with a 1-1 tie at northeast rival Sunderland.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Frank Lampard scored in each half as Chelsea rallied to win 2-1 at Everton yesterday and move into third position in soccer’s Premier League. Liverpool beat last- place Queens Park Rangers 3-0.
Manchester United beat Reading 1-0 to increase its lead in English soccer’s Premier League to 15 points over Manchester City, which lost 2-0 to 10-man Everton.
The vuvuzelas went quiet in South Africa last night.
Manchester United was held to a 4-4 tie by Everton in the Premier League today, potentially hurting its bid to secure a record 20th English soccer championship.
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.
"We always believed it was possible to qualify."
- Steven Pienaar on Jun 22, 2010