Liverpool's Raheem Sterling netted a sharply-taken double in
a 3-1 win over Bournemouth to set up a League Cup semi-final
with Chelsea as Tottenham Hotspur strolled into the last four
with a 4-0 rout of Newcastle United.
FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned in protest
at the way his report into the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding
process was handled by Hans-Joachim Eckert, the ethics judge
of soccer's governing body.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers rejected reports of
dressing room unrest after his side's poor start to the
season, saying spirits are high for the League Cup
quarter-final at second-tier Bournemouth.
Manchester United can challenge for the league title after
recovering from their worst start to a Premier League season
and rediscovering the art of winning ugly, according to their
captain Wayne Rooney.