Steve Tongue

Steve Tongue is a Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Mourinho’s team had come from a goal down to dominate the second half and equalise before Torres was controversially shown a second yellow card nine minutes from the end

Chelsea's Jose Mourinho slams referee for red card and brands Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen 'a disgrace' after draw

Manager accuses Tottenham player of acting to fool officials and get Fernando Torres sent off to change the game

Keep up with Jones: ‘It’s difficult making that transition from being more of a 100mph team to a chess team,’ says Kenwyne Jones (right)

Tony Pulis sacking stopped Stoke City players walking out

Former Black Cat Kenwyne Jones relates how Stoke players developed the Paolo Di Canio feeling over ex-manager's 'sky football'

Red missed: Jordan Henderson says Suarez was ‘top-drawer’ against United

'Kevin Ball is exactly the kind of manager that my old team needs,' says Jordan Henderson

However mixed a reaction he may receive from his former fans at Sunderland today, Jordan Henderson knows there will be a warm welcome from the club's temporary manager. It will be mutual. Kevin Ball, who has been tasked with calming the waters after the storm-tossed era of Paolo Di Canio, was something of a mentor to the Liverpool midfielder in his early days at the Stadium of Light, as Henderson fondly recalled in the build-up to this afternoon's game.

Fernando Torres is sent-off after receiving a second yellow card

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Chelsea 1 match report: All square in love and war for old allies

Jose Mourinho and Andre Villas-Boas share the points if not a drink as substitute Juan Mata turns the game and Jan Vertonghen does his  bit in Fernando Torres’s red card

Jose Mourinho speaks during a Chelsea press conference

Relaxed Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho answers his critics ‘footballistically’

After being told Chelsea had made their worst start to the Premier League in 10 years, Mourinho responds after 2-0 victory puts them top of the league

Bridge building: Oscar puts Chelsea ahead despite the effort of Kieran Richardson (left) to stop him

Chelsea 2 Fulham 0 match report: Blues uninspiring in climb to the top

Oscar and Mikel earn victory but Mourinho has much work to do

King Kong: Ledley King coaches children in Hong Kong with the Premier Skills and Creating Chances charity in July

Ledley: A King denied his chance to reign

Likened as a boy to Bobby Moore, former Tottenham defender is not bitter despite injury-hit career

Personal touch: Robin van Persie says he and Wayne Rooney 'are similar players in the way we are both all-round'

'I love playing with Wayne because he has got it all,' says Robin van Persie

Dutchman hopes fellow striker doesn't leave United because he reckons partnership will go from strength to strength

Pain in Spain: World Cup-winner Jesus Navas once gave up playing for his country because of homesickness

Jesus Navas makes himself at home at Manchester City

Being reluctant to stray too far from home is a problem for a modern footballer and there was a time when it threatened the career development of Jesus Navas.

Shinji Kagawa played on the wing against Leverkusen

Manchester United v Bayer Leverkusen analysis: Robin van Persie is top dog, but Shinji Kagawa unsure of best role...

Five things we learnt from United's 4-2 Champions League victory

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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