The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Newcastle defender Ryan Taylor may miss all of next season with a knee injury, the Premier League soccer club said on its website.
Chelsea, Benfica and Fenerbahce won at home to take two-goal leads into the return matches of their Europa League soccer quarterfinals, while Tottenham rallied for a 2-2 draw with Basel.
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.
Gareth Bale continued his scoring run and set up another goal as Tottenham beat Inter Milan 3-0 in their Europa League round-of-16 soccer opener. Chelsea lost 1-0 at Steaua Bucharest.
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.
Southampton beat Manchester City 3-1, damaging the defending English Premier League soccer champion’s title chances, while Chelsea won to take pressure off manager Rafael Benitez.
Fulham defeated Newcastle 2-1 at home last night to pick up its first victory in seven matches 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.
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.