Manchester City missed a chance to move clear atop English soccer’s Premier League by allowing an injury-time goal that gave Sunderland a 1-0 victory yesterday.
Manchester United marked Alex Ferguson’s 25th anniversary as manager with a 1-0 win over Sunderland in English soccer’s Premier League.
Sunderland said it signed Manchester United defender Wes Brown on a four-year contract.
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.
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is ready to make a return to the England national soccer team, the Daily Mail said.
Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs were named to the England soccer squad for its Aug. 11 exhibition game against Hungary at Wembley Stadium.
"The destiny of that brand is clearly in question."
- Wes Brown on Dec 15, 2009