Jacob Steinberg

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French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem in men’s final – as it happened

Nadal wins 11th French Open title with straight sets winHalep learns lessons in defeat to become popular champion 5.13pm BST Rafael Nadal walks up to collect the trophy from Ken Rosewall. It’s his 11th French Open title and it still feels sweet. The te…

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French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal to face Thiem in final after win over Del Potro – as it happened

Rafael Nadal beats Juan Martín del Potro 6-4, 6-1, 6-2Dominic Thiem beats Marco Cecchinato to reach finalStephens happy to avoid pressure before French Open final 6.04pm BST And to get you in the mood for tomorrow’s women’s final, here’s Kevin Mitchell…

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French Open 2018 day four – as it happened!

Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov survived five-set epics, Novak Djokovic cruised through, Simona Halep had a scare and Cameron Norrie gave himself hope against Lucas Pouille before darkness fell at Roland Garros 8.45pm BST Would you look at the tim…

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French Open 2018 day three: Serena Williams wins, Del Potro on court – live!

Sharapova survives scare, Nadal and Edmund go throughNorrie and Watson deliver British victoriesAnd you can email or tweet Jacob 5.49pm BST Del Potro has been struggling with a thigh injury, which explains that horror show of a first set, but he’s look…

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Ryan Sessegnon’s washday feat shows news cycle is spinning out of control | Jacob Steinberg

This is where we all are at the moment, gushing at news that Fulham’s teenage wing-back can use a household applianceTo south-west London, where startling news emerged when Fulham’s Supporters Trust held its AGM on Tuesday. An awed hush fell over the r…

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Aston Villa v Middlesbrough: Championship play-off semi-final – as it happened

Aston Villa will face Fulham in the Championship play-off final on 26 May after beating Middlesbrough 1-0 on aggregate 10.08pm BST I’ll leave you with this expert take from Stuart James from Villa Park. Next stop: Wembley on 26 May for the Championship…

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Fulham v Derby County: Championship play-off semi-final – as it happened

Fulham are 90 minutes from returning to the Premier League after goals from Ryan Sessegnon and Denis Odoi took them to Wembley 10.07pm BST I’ll leave you with that thought. Fulham are deservedly through to the Championship final after beating Derby 2-1…

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Premier League 2017-18 review: signing of the season

From Liverpool’s Egyptian wizard, to an £8m left-back, via Brighton’s £3m player of the season, here are some choice buysPlayer of the season | Manager of the season | Goal of the season | Match of the season | Young player of the season | Flop of the …

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Premier League 2017-18 review: goal of the season

From a 60-yard Wayne Rooney belter, to a sublime Jamie Vardy volley, here are some of our favourite strikes this seasonPlayer of the season | Manager of the season | Match of the season | Signing of the season | Young player of the season | Flop of the…

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Cardiff City promoted after Fulham defeat by Birmingham – as it happened

Cardiff pipped Fulham to promotion to the Premier League as Bolton came from behind against Nottingham Forest to secure safety 2.46pm BST What a breathless final day that was. It was brilliant drama. Cardiff City have been promoted alongside Wolves, fo…

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Roma 4-2 Liverpool (agg: 6-7): Champions League semi-final – as it happened

Liverpool are through to the Champions League final against Real Madrid after surviving a tense second-leg in RomeRead Daniel Taylor’s match report 9.59pm BST There can be no doubt that Liverpool deserve to be in the final. They’ve scored so many goals…

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Lightweight Arsenal fail to pack a punch on Arsène Wenger’s big night | Jacob Steinberg

Atlético Madrid were on the ropes but there was no knockout blow at the EmiratesIt is a lovely thought, Arsène Wenger burnishing his legacy by collecting the first European trophy of his career in Lyon next month, and for a while Arsenal’s manager coul…

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Manchester City 5-0 Swansea: Premier League — as it happened

Manchester City celebrated winning the Premier League with a stunning performance, with Kevin de Bruyne in inspirational form 6.45pm BST Here’s Jamie Jackson’s match report. Bye! Related: Manchester City celebrate title success with demolition of Swans…

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Bournemouth 0-2 Manchester United: Premier League – as it happened

Goals from Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku saw Jose Mourinho’s side bounce back from their defeat to West Brom and prepare for their FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham 9.42pm BST Manchester United have cut Manchester City’s lead to ONLY 13 points. Ho…

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Bournemouth v Manchester United: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 7.45pm BST kick-off at the Vitality StadiumLive scores: all the goals from the games around the UK and EuropeEmail jacob.steinberg@theguardian.com Tweet @JacobSteinberg 6.51pm BST Bournemouth: Begovic; Francis, S Cook, Ake, Daniels; F…

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Roma’s Edin Dzeko a standard bearer for all Premier League leavers | Jacob Steinberg

Dzeko proves players can succeed in an elite league outside England’s top 20 after not quite succeeding at Manchester CityOne of the joys of European football is catching up with familiar faces who have slightly fallen off the radar since leaving Engla…

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