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.
Tomas Rosicky may start for the Czech Republic against Portugal in the European soccer championship’s first quarterfinal tonight as coach Michal Bilek says defense may help repeat the 1996 success, when the Czechs made the final.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
AC Milan held off an Arsenal comeback to advance to the Champions League soccer quarterfinals, where the seven-time European champions will be joined by Benfica.
Robin van Persie scored against his former team to earn newly crowned Premier League champion Manchester United a 1-1 draw at Arsenal.
Arsenal faces an F.A. Cup replay after being denied victory at third-tier Leyton Orient on a late goal, adding to a fixture pileup as the Gunners chase four trophies.
Arsenal rallied to defeat local rival Tottenham 5-2 yesterday in English soccer’s Premier League, while Ryan Giggs scored a late winner at Norwich on his 900th appearance for Manchester United.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he can see his team growing in confidence after a 2-1 victory against Sunderland which lifts the Gunners into the top half of soccer’s Premier League.
Aston Villa and Southampton won away games today to improve their chances of avoiding relegation from English soccer’s Premier League.