Steve Tongue

Steve Tongue is a Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Brentford's Clayton Donaldson celebrates with fans after winning promotion after the League One match between Brentford and Preston North End

Brentford 1 Preston North End 0 match report: A year after that missed spot-kick, penalty seals Brentford promotion

Alan Judge's spot-kick fires the Bees up to the second tier

Wigan Athletic 1 Arsenal 1 (Arsenal win 4-2 on penalties) match report: Gunners are spot on as Lukasz Fabianski saves the day – and Arsene Wenger

Defeat to Championship side Wigan and another season without a trophy could have seen the Frenchman’s exit. Instead an FA Cup final beckons

Jose Mourinho is maintaining a consistent line in limiting expectations
Frank Lampard celebrates after scoring the rebound from his saved penalty

Chelsea 3 Stoke City 0 match report: Lampard keeps Chelsea's ‘impossible dream' of title alive

Jose Mourinho might have given up on the League title but Chelsea return to the top of the table thanks to an outstanding display from their long-serving midfielder

Jose Mourinho having words with a Crystal Palace ballboy, who he felt was time wasting late on during Saturday’s game

Jose Mourinho ready to tackle Chelsea 'disappearing' acts, with Fernando Torres particularly at risk

The Blues boss was angered by some performances at Selhurst Park

A dejected John Terry reacts after opening the scoring with an own goal

Crystal Palace 1 Chelsea 0: We have blown it - Jose Mourinho concedes Premier League title

Chelsea sink to a shock, but deserved, defeat at Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace 1 Chelsea 0 match report: John Terry administers the fatal cut to Chelsea’s self-inflicted wounds

Mourinho sees his title hopes fade away with a lacklustre and spiritless display against a Palace side that finally rediscovers their vim

Rooney hits his wonder goal

Wayne Rooney improves chances of being handed Manchester United captaincy on full-time basis

If the manager wants me to be captain, I’d have no problem with that. I’d grab it with both hands

Tottenham Hotspur 3 Southampton 2: Tim Sherwood delighted with Spurs' character, saying: 'You have to find a way to win'

Tottenham battled back from 2-0 down to win at White Hart Lane

Time to move on: Jason Roberts says now is ‘a time for change’ in tackling prejudice in the game

Jason Roberts: Reluctant to give up on footballing dream

After innocuous injury 15 months ago veteran striker never thought he would have to hang up his boots

Day In a Page

How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe: Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC

How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe

Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC
Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy attacked as 'sinful'

British Muslims's Happy video attacked as 'sinful'

The four-minute clip by Honesty Policy has had more than 300,000 hits on YouTube
Church of England-raised Michael Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith

Michael Williams: Do as I do, not as I pray

Church of England-raised Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife

A History of the First World War in 100 moments

A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife
Comedian Jenny Collier: 'Sexism I experienced on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

Jenny Collier: 'Sexism on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

The comedian's appearance at a show on the eve of International Women's Day was cancelled because they had "too many women" on the bill
Cannes Film Festival: Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or

Cannes Film Festival

Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or
The concept album makes surprise top ten return with neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson

The concept album makes surprise top ten return

Neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson is unexpected success
Lichen is the surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus, thanks to our love of Scandinavian and Indian cuisines

Lichen is surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus

Emily Jupp discovers how it can give a unique, smoky flavour to our cooking
10 best baking books

10 best baking books

Planning a spot of baking this bank holiday weekend? From old favourites to new releases, here’s ten cookbooks for you
Jury still out on Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini

Jury still out on Pellegrini

Draw with Sunderland raises questions over Manchester City manager's ability to motivate and unify his players
Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

The all-rounder has been hailed as future star after Ashes debut but incident in Caribbean added to doubts about discipline. Jon Culley meets a man looking to control his emotions
Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

The most prize money ever at an All-Weather race day is up for grabs at Lingfield on Friday, and the record-breaking trainer tells Jon Freeman how times have changed
Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail. If you think it's awful, then just don't watch it'

Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail'

As the second series of his divisive sitcom 'Derek' hits screens, the comedian tells James Rampton why he'll never bow to the critics who habitually circle his work
Mad Men series 7, TV review: The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge

Mad Men returns for a final fling

The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge
Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground as there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit

Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground

Technology giant’s scientists say there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit