Arsenal forward Theo Walcott will be out for several weeks because he needs a minor procedure on his abdomen, the north London soccer club said.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
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.
Basel came from behind to defeat Chelsea 2-1 in soccer’s Champions League, while Lionel Messi scored three goals for a record fourth time in the competition as Barcelona routed Ajax 4-0.
England beat Moldova 4-0 to take the lead in its qualifying group for the 2014 soccer World Cup, and a record-tying goal from Miroslav Klose helped Germany defeat Austria 3-0.
Daniel Sturridge scored the winning goal on his birthday as Liverpool defeated defending champion Manchester United 1-0 to move atop English soccer’s Premier League. Arsenal beat north London rival Tottenham 1-0 and Swansea won 2-0 at West Brom.
Liverpool beat champion Manchester United 1-0 to go top of English soccer’s Premier League. Arsenal defeated Tottenham 1-0 in the north London derby and Swansea won 2-0 at West Brom.
Arsenal defeated Fenerbahce 2-0 to reach the group stage of soccer’s Champions League for the 16th consecutive season.
Arsenal won 3-0 at Fenerbahce to close on a 16th consecutive appearance in the group stage of soccer’s Champions League.
Everton’s Ross Barkley and Tottenham’s Andros Townsend were named to the England soccer squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers.