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.
Manchester City beat Stoke City 1-0 to win English soccer’s F.A. Cup for the first time in 42 years.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson told fans to trust his squad after a 2-1 win at Stoke City, at the end of a week when Wayne Rooney questioned the club’s ambition in the transfer market.
England rallied to beat Denmark 2-1 in a soccer exhibition, while France defeated Brazil 1-0 and Lionel Messi ’s last-minute penalty gave Argentina a 2-1 win over Portugal.