Steve Tongue

Steve Tongue is a Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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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

Wayne Rooney scores from 58 yards to put Manchester United 1-0 up against West Ham

West Ham 0 Manchester United 2 match report: Wayne Rooney a class apart for United

Striker adds a second to stunning opener as Moyes’ men continue revival in fine style

Southampton 4 Norwich City 2 match report: Late goal quashes Canaries comeback and leaves Chris Hughton's men in trouble

If Ricky Lambert, one of those England contenders who cannot yet be sure of his summer plans, was disappointed not to start this game with Roy Hodgson in attendance, he grasped the opportunity as a substitute with two hands and both feet.

Jose Riga walks to the Charlton dugout

Charlton 0 Huddersfield 0 match report: Chris Powell wins Charlton fans' support over sacking

Poll says 80 per cent are against his dismissal as bottom side draw blank in new boss's first match in charge

Crystal Palace 0 Southampton 1 match report: Jay Rodriguez pounces to push Palace nearer drop

Pulis’s goal-shy team face tough trio of fixtures as relegation zone looms

West Bromwich Albion's French striker Nicolas Anelka gestures

Why was Nicolas Anelka punished? The quenelle verdict explained

The reasoning behind the player's ban and fine has been revealed

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Jermaine Jenas scored an equaliser for QPR in their 1-1 draw with Leeds

QPR 1 Leeds United 1 match report: Harry Redknapp the lonely Ranger

Dreaded vote of confidence for manager as QPR are held at home and lose even more ground on the top two

David Meyler of Hull City clashes with Alan Pardew, Manager of Newcastle United during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Newcastle United

Hull 1 Newcastle 4: This time Alan Pardew must be hit with ban — from stadiums!

Firmest action needed if the FA’s Respect campaign is to mean anything

Researchers have expressed their fears about possible head injuries from heading a ball

Death of footballer at age of 29 linked to effects of heading the ball

Patrick Grange from Albuquerque, who played at semi-professional level, died from motor neuron disease

Gus Poyet can hardly believe how bad his Sunderland side are at the Emirates

Manchester City v Sunderland: Gus Poyet baffled why fans focus on Capital One Cup glory over Premier League relegation fight

Gus Poyet’s early learning curve as a Premier League manager was steep, teaching him within a fortnight of moving in at Sunderland in October how much more important it was to have beaten Newcastle in his second match than merely losing 4-0 at Swansea in his first.

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Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
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Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
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Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
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