The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Hull City 8-7 on penalties to advance to the quarterfinals of English soccer’s League Cup along with Manchester City, which scored twice in extra time to defeat Newcastle United 2-0.
Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City routed defending champion Manchester United 4-1 in English soccer’s Premier League. Arsenal beat Stoke City 3-1 to top the standings.
Manchester United beat Liverpool 1- 0 to reach the round of 16 in English soccer’s League Cup, while Birmingham City knocked out defending champion Swansea City.
Stoke City named Mark Hughes as manager of the Premier League soccer club, replacing Tony Pulis.
English Premier League soccer club Stoke City appointed Mark Hughes as manager, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported.
Arsenal tied 0-0 at Stoke City today, its second straight scoreless draw at the start of this season in soccer’s Premier League.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson demanded improvement from his team even after a 3-1 win against Chelsea maintained the champion’s perfect start in the Premier League.
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has left the English Premier League soccer team, Sky Sports reported, citing sources it didn’t identify.
Stoke City will play in English soccer’s F.A. Cup final for the first time after a 5-0 win over Bolton Wanderers yesterday at Wembley Stadium in London.