On this day: Yorke backs Spurs for title, Lithuanian training with Leeds

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Stories about Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United all feature.

The latest round of Premier League games ends tonight as Manchester United head to West Brom after the international break.

The weekend saw some brilliant results and performances thrown up with Chelsea maintain their lead, Arsenal struggling and Southampton absolutely destroying Sunderland.

Focus now switches to the European games this week and we’ve decided to cast our minds back to this day last year to see which stories were in the headlines.

‘Yorke tips Tottenham for the title’

Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke suggested Tottenham Hotspur were serious contenders for the Premier League title.

Yorke spoke after Spurs defeated another of his old sides, Aston Villa, 2-0 at Villa Park.

“In terms of Tottenham, based on their performances so far this season and the strength in their squad, they are title contenders. I really do think that,” said Yorke.

‘Arsenal have best chance of Champions League win’

Former England manager Fabio Capello said Arsenal had the best chance of winning the Champions League out of all the English sides taking part.

The Italian believed the side to be better equipped than Chelsea, Manchester City or Manchester United.

“From England, I like Arsenal. To win the Champions League as a player or as a manager is a dream,” said Capello.

‘McDermott confirms Zaliukas training with Leeds’

Leeds United manager Brian McDermott confirmed that Lithuanian defender Marius Zaliukas had been training with the club.

The former Hearts captain was being offered a chance that he could cut it at Championship level.

“He came on the radar a long time ago. He's been at QPR and he's an experienced player. He's here for a number of days and he has a good pedigree,” he told the Leeds website.

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