Ian Herbert

Ian Herbert is Chief Sportswriter at The Independent.

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Wayne Rooney's knockout celebration against Tottenham

Cheltenham Festival 2015: Coneygree's fairy-tale Gold Cup win eclipses farewells for Tony McCoy

Nico de Boinville rides Mark Bradstock to victory in thrilling race

Uxizandre lifts Tony McCoy over the last and on to victory in the Ryanair Chase

Cheltenham Festival 2015: Tony McCoy ready to revel in the Festival rush for one final time

AP McCoy rides first winner of the week to release the pressure on his final day at the Festival as he targets one last Gold Cup

Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal: A 10 point plan to a Manchester United recovery, including learning English and building the team around Angel Di Maria

ANALYSIS: Following defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup, which has ended any hopes of a trophy in his first year at Old Trafford, Ian Herbert looks at what the Dutchman needs to do to improve things

The prospect of signing Ched Evans has led several Oldham sponsors to threaten to quit

Ched Evans resigned to not playing until season after next at least

Ched Evans was convicted of rape in 2012 and sentenced to five years in jail

Van Gaal gives out directions to Ashley Young

Manchester United 1 Arsenal 2: Ashley Young shines brightest in a season of gloom, but Louis van Gaal still refuses to acknowledge it

Young has enjoyed a resurgence when his United career appeared over but Van Gaal's refusal to single players out sees him overshadowed by United's failures

Louis van Gaal and Arsene Wenger at the Emirates this season

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Louis van Gaal unhappy at criticism of Radamel Falcao's record

Van Gaal’s prickly response to questions is not helping his reputation at a time when United are going to fail for the first time since 1989 to win a trophy in two consecutive seasons

West Bromwich goalkeeper Boaz Myhill faces the taunting of an Aston Villa fan

We told you, says police chief after Aston Villa crowd trouble

Supporters came onto the pitch during and after the FA Cup tie with West Brom

Danny Welbeck celebrates after making it 2-1

Manchester United vs Arsenal match report: Danny Welbeck comes back to haunt old club as Angel Di Maria season hits new low

Manchester United 1 Arsenal 2: Nacho Monreal opened the scoring before Wayne Rooney equalised - only for former striker to score second-half winner and Angel Di Maria to see red

Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria
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Fifa corruption: The 161-page dossier that exposes the organisation's dark heart

The 161-page dossier that exposes Fifa's dark heart

How did a group of corrupt officials turn football’s governing body into what was, in essence, a criminal enterprise? Chris Green and David Connett reveal all
Mediterranean migrant crisis: 'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves,' says Tripoli PM

Exclusive interview with Tripoli PM Khalifa al-Ghweil

'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves'
Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles: How the author foretold the Californian water crisis

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

How the author foretold the Californian water crisis
Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison as authorities crackdown on dissent in the arts

Art attack

Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison
Marc Jacobs is putting Cher in the limelight as the face of his latest campaign

Cher is the new face of Marc Jacobs

Alexander Fury explains why designers are turning to august stars to front their lines
Parents of six-year-old who beat leukaemia plan to climb Ben Nevis for cancer charity

'I'm climbing Ben Nevis for my daughter'

Karen Attwood's young daughter Yasmin beat cancer. Now her family is about to take on a new challenge - scaling Ben Nevis to help other children
10 best wedding gift ideas

It's that time of year again... 10 best wedding gift ideas

Forget that fancy toaster, we've gone off-list to find memorable gifts that will last a lifetime
Paul Scholes column: With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards

Paul Scholes column

With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards
Heysel disaster 30th anniversary: Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget fateful day in Belgium

Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget Heysel

Thirty years ago, 39 fans waiting to watch a European Cup final died as a result of a fatal cocktail of circumstances. Ian Herbert looks at how a club dealt with this tragedy
Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri: Khan’s audition for Floyd Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation, says Frank Warren

Khan’s audition for Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation

The Bolton fighter could be damned if he dazzles and damned if he doesn’t against Algieri, the man last seen being decked six times by Pacquiao, says Frank Warren
Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor