Steve Tongue

Steve Tongue is a Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Road to redemption: Neymar’s goals have eased Brazil’s summer blues

How Dunga restored Brazil pride after their World Cup humiliation on home soil

The South American's have enjoyed seven successive victories this season

England 4 Lithuania 0: Wayne Rooney and Roy Hodgson endorse fans’ delight at young Harry Kane's explosive debut

The young Tottenham striker excites the whole country and reminds Rooney of himself when he first played international football

John Ruddy

Norwich vs Derby match report: Rams thank John Ruddy fumble for a point saved

Norwich City 1 Derby County 1

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson
Daniel Sturridge, left, celebrates with Alberto Moreno after scoring Liverpool’s equaliser at Crystal Palace

Liverpool fighting on three fronts as Brendan Rodgers aims to give Steven Gerrard a fitting farewell

This week they receive Besiktas and last season’s nemesis Demba Ba in the Europa League

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool match report: Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge secure FA Cup progress for Liverpool

Crystal Palace 1 Liverpool 2: The visitors had to come from behind after Frazier Campbell opened the scoring

Sadio mane celebrates with his Southampton team-mates after his late goal against QPR

QPR vs Southampton match report: Sadio Mane pounces late to deepen Rangers' gloom

QPR 0 Southampton 1: Sherwood set for further talks with Londoners after their fifth defeat in a row

Stoke vs QPR match report: Jonathan Walters marks celebration with landmark hat-trick

Stoke 3 QPR 1: Walters' superb hat-trick maintains Rangers' dismal record on the road

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War with Isis: Iraq declares victory in the battle for Tikrit - but militants make make ominous advances in neighbouring Syria's capital

War with Isis

Iraq declares victory in the battle for Tikrit - but militants make make ominous advances in neighbouring Syria
Scientists develop mechanical spring-loaded leg brace to improve walking

A spring in your step?

Scientists develop mechanical leg brace to help take a load off
Peter Ackroyd on Alfred Hitchcock: How London shaped the director's art and obsessions

Peter Ackroyd on Alfred Hitchcock

Ackroyd has devoted his literary career to chronicling the capital and its characters. He tells John Walsh why he chose the master of suspense as his latest subject
Ryan Reynolds interview: The actor is branching out with Nazi art-theft drama Woman in Gold

Ryan Reynolds branches out in Woman in Gold

For every box-office smash in Ryan Reynolds' Hollywood career, there's always been a misconceived let-down. It's time for a rethink and a reboot, the actor tells James Mottram
Why Robin Williams safeguarded himself against a morbid trend in advertising

Stars safeguard against morbid advertising

As film-makers and advertisers make increasing posthumous use of celebrities' images, some stars are finding new ways of ensuring that they rest in peace
The UK horticulture industry is facing a skills crisis - but Great Dixter aims to change all that

UK horticulture industry facing skills crisis

Great Dixter manor house in East Sussex is encouraging people to work in the industry by offering three scholarships a year to students, as well as generous placements
Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head

Hack Circus: Technology, art and learning

Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head. Rhodri Marsden meets mistress of ceremonies Leila Johnston
Sevenoaks is split over much-delayed decision on controversial grammar school annexe

Sevenoaks split over grammar school annexe

If Weald of Kent Grammar School is given the go-ahead for an annexe in leafy Sevenoaks, it will be the first selective state school to open in 50 years
10 best compact cameras

A look through the lens: 10 best compact cameras

If your smartphone won’t quite cut it, it’s time to invest in a new portable gadget
Paul Scholes column: Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now

Paul Scholes column

Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now
Why Michael Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Why Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Manchester United's talented midfielder has played international football for almost 14 years yet, frustratingly, has won only 32 caps, says Sam Wallace
Tracey Neville: The netball coach who is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

Tracey Neville is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

The former player on how she is finding time to coach both Manchester Thunder in the Superleague and England in this year's World Cup
General Election 2015: The masterminds behind the scenes

The masterminds behind the election

How do you get your party leader to embrace a message and then stick to it? By employing these people
Machine Gun America: The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons

Machine Gun America

The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons
The ethics of pet food: Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?

The ethics of pet food

Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?