Steve Tongue

Steve Tongue is a Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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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

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

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?