Liverpool beat Tottenham 3-2 in English soccer’s Premier League as the London team faltered in its quest for a top-four place and Champions League qualification. Newcastle defeated Stoke 2-1 with an injury-time goal.
Liverpool principal owner John W. Henry today moved to reassure supporters of the 18-time English soccer champion following its worst start to a season for 50 years and to explain its failure in the transfer market.
Manchester City defeated Reading 1-0 with a late Gareth Barry goal to move within three points of the top of English soccer’s Premier League, while Arsenal climbed into third place with a 1-0 win at Wigan.
Fernando Torres ended a five-month goal drought with two strikes in Chelsea’s 5-2 win against Leicester City in the quarterfinals of English soccer’s F.A. Cup. His former team Liverpool beat Stoke City 2-1 to advance.