Jacob Steinberg

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Nov 23

Cologne 1-0 Arsenal: Europa League – as it happened

Arsenal won their Group H despite losing to the Bundesliga’s worst team 8.01pm GMT Arsenal’s unbeaten Europa League run is over, but they’ve still won their group with a game to spare after Red Star Belgrade’s draw with Bate Borisov. That means Arsene…

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Nov 21

Spurs secure top spot after Son Heung-min screamer sinks Borussia Dortmund

When the time comes to pull the names out of the hat at Uefa headquarters next month, none of the second-placed teams will want to draw Tottenham Hotspur. There is no longer evidence of any inferiority complex when they rub shoulders with Europe’s elit…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/21/borussia-dortmund-tottenham-hotspur-champions-league-match-report

Nov 19

Grigor Dimitrov beats David Goffin to win the ATP World Tour Finals – as it happened

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov claimed the biggest prize of his career, beating David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in the season finale at the O2 in London 9.25pm GMT Related: Grigor Dimitrov edges out David Goffin in thriller to win World Tour Finals title 8.51…

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Nov 16

Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic in three sets at ATP World Tour Finals – as it happened

Roger Federer sailed into the semi-finals with a 100% record after beating Marin Cilic 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 in London 4.11pm GMT He was inconvenienced by losing the first set, but Roger Federer heads into the semi-finals with a 100% record. He’s won his three…

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Nov 14

Jack Sock beats Marin Cilic in three sets at ATP World Tour Finals

Marin Cilic’s hopes were left hanging by a thread after a 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 defeat to the USA’s Jack Sock, who scored his first ever win in the year-end finals 5.15pm GMT Jack Sock, who revels in the nickname “Showtime”, walks with unmistakeable American s…

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Nov 07

Bright young things need resolve to oust Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and co | Jacob Steinberg

The inaugural Next Gen ATP finals will showcase the talents of Andrey Rublev and his like but will not paint a definitive picture of the future of men’s tennisWhen Andy Murray threw the US Open into mild disarray by pulling out injured two days before …

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Nov 05

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: Premier League – as it happened

Alvaro Morata scored the only goal as Chelsea bounced back in style and Manchester United fell nine points behind Manchester City 8.31pm GMT Related: Cesc Fàbregas keeps calm amid the chaos to steer Chelsea towards a worthy win | Barney Ronay 7.31pm …

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Nov 05

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Crystal Palace: Premier League – as it happened

Crystal Palace had chances and Tottenham lacked inspiration four days after beating Real Madrid, but Son Heung-Min settled a tight game with the only goal• Match report: Son seals laboured win over Palace 2.35pm GMT Related: Son Heung-min strike seals…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2017/nov/05/tottenham-hotspur-v-crystal-palace-spurs-premier-league-live

Nov 01

Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Real Madrid: Champions League – as it happened

Tottenham reached the last 16 of the Champions League after Dele Alli’s double saw off the European champions at WembleyRead Daniel Taylor’s report from Wembley 9.45pm GMT It’s a wonderful night for Tottenham. They haven’t just beaten Real Madrid, beco…

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Oct 26

The band plays on but dissatisfaction with the Premier League is growing | Jacob Steinberg

Many top-flight clubs have been stripped of the right to dream of anything grander than existing. The result is boredom in some places and anger in othersSummer is a time of optimism for fans. The combination of new signings, managers and beginnings is…

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Oct 21

Simona Halep rules roost before WTA Finals but Serena is being missed | Jacob Steinberg

World No1 spot has changed hands a few times this year, with Halep the latest holder after Garbiñe Muguruza and Karolina Pliskova’s turns at the topSometimes it is not the quality of the competition that matters to an audience but the possibility of wi…

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Oct 19

Red Star Belgrade 0-1 Arsenal: Europa League – as it happened

Olivier Giroud’s brilliant late goal saw off Arsenal’s 10-man hosts and secured a third straight win in Group H for Arsene Wenger’s side 10.03pm BST Related: Olivier Giroud magic earns Europa League win for Arsenal over Red Star Belgrade 8.01pm BST O…

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Oct 18

Bayern Munich v Celtic: Champions League – as it happened

Bayern Munich crushed Celtic at the Allianz Arena thanks to goals from Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich and Mats Hummels 10.10pm BST Related: Celtic thrashed by rampant Bayern Munich in Champions League mis-match 9.45pm BST Goals from Thomas Muller, Jos…

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Oct 17

Manchester City 2-1 Napoli: Champions League – as it happened

Manchester City maintained their 100% record in Group F, beating the Serie A leaders thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus 10.16pm BST Related: Manchester City rely on early goals to overcome Napoli in Champions League 9.44pm BST It …

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Oct 15

Impressive Wilfried Zaha plays with ‘nothing to be scared of’ for Palace | Jacob Steinberg

The ‘freedom’ at the foot of the Premier League and also in the forward’s own role help to ensure Chelsea never came close to deciphering Roy Hodgson’s planTimid, listless and toothless in their first seven matches; vibrant, inspired and potent against…

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Oct 15

Unhappy Antonio Conte questions Chelsea’s ability to defend their title

• After defeat by Crystal Palace the Italian raises problem of injuries• Victor Moses joins injury list but Álvaro Morata could return against RomaAntonio Conte has warned that Chelsea will find it difficult to defend the title after their shock defeat…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/15/chelsea-face-difficult-season-fighting-four-fronts-antonio-conte