BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Almeria eased to a 3-1 win over Espanyol at home on Friday and remained unbeaten since the Spanish league restarted following the World Cup. Colombian striker Luis Súarez scored in the 21st minute for his first goal since joining Almeria on loan from Marseille at the start of the month. Former Espanyol forward Leo Baptistao doubled the lead in the 61st, and Gonzalo Melero set up Francisco Portillo to make it a rout in the 77th. Espanyol striker Joselu Mato got the visitor
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Nathan Ake scored the winner as Manchester City beat Arsenal 1-0 to progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup on Friday. City not only knocked out Arsenal from the cup but also earned a psychological advantage in the race for the English Premier League title. Arsenal has a five-point lead but its seven-game unbeaten run was ended by City, which has three straight wins in all competitions. England's two best clubs meet again in a top-of-the-table clash at Emirates Stadi
The Dutch defender’s cool finish in the second half settled a tight contest.