Manchester United revived its Premier League title defense with a 1-0 win over leader Arsenal as Robin van Persie scored against his former team for the third straight game.
Romelu Lukaku scored two goals and set up another in his first Premier League start for Everton, which beat Newcastle 3-2 to remain the only undefeated team in English soccer’s top division.
Liverpool and Newcastle tied 1-1 in English soccer’s Premier League yesterday, while Queens Park Rangers and Reading are still looking for a first win after also sharing a 1-1 draw.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Manchester City remains on course for a first English soccer championship in 44 years after a 2-0 victory at Newcastle that keeps it atop the Premier League on goal difference from Manchester United with one match to play.
Newcastle defender Ryan Taylor may miss all of next season with a knee injury, the Premier League soccer club said on its website.
Manchester City beat Newcastle United 4-0 to give manager Manuel Pellegrini a winning start in the Premier League and complete the opening round of matches.
Fulham defeated Newcastle 2-1 at home last night to pick up its first victory in seven matches in English soccer’s Premier League.
Chelsea got goals from Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Daniel Sturridge to defeat Newcastle and move up to third place in English soccer’s Premier League.
Manchester United missed a chance to join Manchester City atop English soccer’s Premier League with a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle, its second straight loss.