Steve Tongue

Steve Tongue is a Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Naomi Broady celebrates her victory with her four-year-old niece Lola

Naomi Broady: British star who had funding cut by LTA for posting picture of herself next to condom machine wins opening match of Wimbledon 2014

The first Briton to fall at this year's Wimbledon went out shortly after 2pm on the opening day and a familiar woeful tale was unfolding thereafter until Naomi Broady recovered from a set down for a gutsy victory. The male contingent, with the obvious exception of Andy Murray, found the going tough and failed to get going.

World No 92 Blaz Rola is hoping he doesn't 'poop his pants' against Andy Murray on Wednesday

Wimbledon 2014: Andy Murray's next opponent hoping he doesn't 'poop his pants' when they meet

Murray plays world No 92 Blaz Rola on Wednesday after beating David Goffin

Wimbledon 2014: Johanna Konta the first Briton to fall in SW19 this year after losing to Peng Shuai

Naturalised Briton lost 4-6 6-3 4-6 to world No 57

Stuart Pearce is interviewed pitch side after being unveiled as the new Nottingham Forest Manager at the City Ground

World Cup 2014: Nottingham Forest's manager-in-waiting Stuart Pearce heads to Brazil with part of him believing he should be nearer to the dug-out than the press box

Pearce will be working as a pundit at the World Cup for TalkSPORT before joining up with Forest after his reign as England Under-21 manager ended last year

Brand Becks feels the heat as David Beckham's football plans for Miami get cool reception

As Hodgson’s boys touch down to warm up for  the World Cup, an England icon is being given cold shoulder

Fulham's Chris David celebrates his equaliser against Crystal Palace

Fulham 2 Crystal Palace 2 match report: Goalscoring youngsters offer hope to Fulham as 13-year Premier League stay comes to an entertaining end

Palace looked to have earned the three points through Dwight Gayle's effort but David gives supporters some cheer despite relegation

West Ham players celebrate after Andy Carroll gives them the lead against Tottenham

West Ham 2 Tottenham 0 match report: Relieved Sam Allardyce beats Tim Sherwood in the ‘P45 derby’

Calls for Allardyce to be sacked were quietened through victory over 10-man Spurs as Younes Kaboul red sees Tim Sherwood's future looking bleak

Millwall's Scott Malone celebrates scoring

QPR 1 Millwall 1 match report: Scott Malone steers Millwall closer to survival

Charlie Austin had looked to have given Rangers the win with a second-half penalty but Malone struck to help Lions in their battle against relegation

Fulham manager Felix Magath

Tottenham 3 Fulham 1 match report: Felix Magath targets home games for safety after Spurs expose frailties

Cottagers unable to deal with Eriksen's set-piece prowess as he laid on two goals for Spurs to give them an outside chance of fourth but Magath says all hope is not lost

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