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Arsenal Regains Top Spot in England

Arsenal reclaimed first place in England's Premier League with a 1-1 tie at Charlton on Sunday while AC Milan and Juventus posted easy wins and share the lead in Italy.

In Spain, Deportivo de La Coruna took over first place, and Bayer Leverkusen moved in front in Germany's Bundesliga.

Arsenal's Thierry Henry tied the score after Paolo Di Canio made a penalty kick for Charlton. Arsenal is the league's only unbeaten team.

Andriy Shevchenko scored twice, increasing his league-leading total to eight goals, as Milan topped Sampdoria 3-0. Juventus, the defending champion, topped Brescia 2-0. Next Sunday, Milan hosts Juventus.

Deportivo substitute Diego Tristan scored a late goal to beat Valencia 2-1. Deportivo has won seven of eight. Valencia's six-game winning streak ended.

Bernd Schneider scored for Leverkusen, which beat Moenchengladbach 1-0 and is off to its best start, 8-1-1.


Chelsea, which had taken over first place Saturday after beating Manchester City 1-0, dropped to second after Arsenal's tie. Manchester United could have jumped to the lead but the defending champs lost to Fulham 3-1. It was the first home loss for Man United in 13 months and Fulham's first victory over the Red Devils in 39 years. Arsenal leads with 24 points, followed by Chelsea with 23 and United with 22.


AS Roma, which held struggling Inter to a 0-0 tie, is third in Serie A. Inter's Alberto Zaccheroni was making his debut as coach following Hector Cuper's firing last week. Juventus and Milan lead with 19 points each. Roma has 15 points.


Defending champion Real Madrid moved into second place after beating Racing de Santander 3-1 while Valencia dropped to third after its loss to Deportivo. Raul Gonzalez had two late goals for Real Madrid, which was without injured David Beckham. Deportivo leads with 21 points, followed by Madrid and Valencia with 19 each.


VfB Stuttgart is in second place after beating VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 on a late goal from Ionannis Amanatidis. Werder Bremen, which beat SC Freiburg 4-2, is third. Leverkusen leads with 25 points and Stuttgart has 24.


Ten-man Ajax twice rallied from a goal down to force a 2-2 tie at PSV Eindhoven, putting Ajax in first on goal difference over AZ Alkmaar. Ajax has not beaten PSV in the league in 17 games.


Henrik Larsson scored three goals as Celtic beat Aberdeen 4-0 and took a five-point lead over the Rangers. Defending champion Rangers tied 0-0 with Livingston.


Olympiakos stayed in first by downing AEK Athens 1-0 in a showdown that sparked violence before and during the game. Ieroklis Stoltidis scored the lone goal. Panathinaikos stayed in second place after beating Panionios 3-0.


Monaco remained in first place despite a 1-1 tie with Sochaux while Marseille trails only on goals scored after downing Rennes 2-0. Monaco and Marseille have 24 points. Defending champion Lyon, which edged Nantes 1-0, is third with 21 points.


Sporting came back to beat Alverca 2-1. Defending champion FC Porto faces crosstown rival Boavista on Monday. Benfica, which opened its new stadium Saturday, beat Uruguay's Nacional 2-1 in an exhibition game. Porto leads with 22 points, followed by Sporting with 18.

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