Jacob Steinberg

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Feb 19

Wigan Athletic v Manchester City: FA Cup fifth round – as it happened

Will Grigg’s late winner earned Wigan yet another famous FA Cup win over Manchester City, who were furious to lose Fabian Delph to a red card 10.13pm GMT Related: Will Grigg stuns 10-man Manchester City to put Wigan in quarter-finals 9.56pm GMT Manch…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2018/feb/19/wigan-athletic-v-manchester-city-fa-cup-fifth-round-live

Feb 16

Time for Eden Hazard to show he can produce his best on the big occasion | Jacob Steinberg

Chelsea’s hopes of upsetting Barcelona rest on Belgian but he may wonder if his best chance of achieving greatness is to moveThis week a clip emerged of three Barcelona players being confronted by a metal railing, with each of them choosing to deal wit…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2018/feb/16/eden-hazard-chelsea-barcelona-messi-champions-league

Jan 28

Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win Australian Open 2018 men’s singles final – as it happened

Roger Federer became the first man to win 20 grand slam titles after beating Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in Melbourne Read Kevin Mitchell’s report from MelbourneHalep hospitalised as officials defend roof decision 12.01pm GMT Federer sounds lik…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/jan/28/australian-open-2018-mens-singles-final-marin-cilic-v-roger-federer-live

Jan 26

Roger Federer into Australian Open final as Hyeon Chung retires hurt – as it happened

Roger Federer will meet Marin Cilic in the final of the Australian Open after the unseeded Korean retired in the second set of a one-sided semi-finalEdmund loses in straight sets to Cilic in Australian Open semi-finalWomen’s singles: Halep to meet Wozn…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/jan/26/hyeon-chung-roger-federer-australian-open-mens-semi-final-live

Jan 24

Roger Federer beats Tomas Berdych to reach Australian Open semi-finals – as it happened

Roger Federer will face Hyeon Chung for a place in the Australian Open final after overcoming an early wobble to beat Tomas Berdych 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-4Quiz: can you identify the players at the Australian Open?Edmund ready to test his nerve in Australian …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/jan/24/tomas-berdych-v-roger-federer-australian-open-quarter-final-live

Jan 19

Australian Open 2018: Nick Kyrgios beats Tsonga to reach last 16 – as it happened

Nick Kyrgios will play Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round after an impressive 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 7-6 win over Jo-Wilfried TsongaWawrinka dumped out but Federer cruises through 12.06pm GMT Here’s Simpon Cambers’ report from Melbourne: Related: Nick Kyrgios…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/jan/19/australian-open-2018-nick-kyrgios-v-jo-wilfried-tsonga-live

Jan 16

Australian Open 2018: Federer advances, Barty sees off Sabalenka, Del Potro wins – as it happened

Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro cruised through, but Heather Watson made a first-round exit after losing to Yulia PutintsevaDjokovic and Federer safely through first-round matchesKonta opens with win as Watson tumbles out 12.32pm GMT And that’s…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/jan/16/australian-open-2018-roger-federer-garbine-muguruza-and-juan-martin-del-potro-tennis-day-two-live

Jan 14

Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City: Premier League – as it happened

Inspired by their superb attack, Liverpool survived a late wobble to inflict the first league defeat of the season on Pep Guardiola’s runaway leaders, who more than played their part in a seven-goal thriller 5.57pm GMT The real winner from this is Arse…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2018/jan/14/liverpool-v-manchester-city-premier-league-live

Jan 14

Australian Open 2018: five to watch in the men’s singles

Injury has ruled out Andy Murray and casts a shadow over other big names but there are plenty of contenders for the final stages in MelbourneA year ago time seemed to be running out for the Swiss great. Instead, Federer roared back to win his fifth Aus…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/14/australian-open-2018-five-to-watch-mens-singles

Jan 13

Australian Open 2018: five to watch in the women’s singles

With the women’s game in flux, there’s a chance for Elina Svitolina, Johanna Konta or Caroline Garcia to land a first slam, or for Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova to win anotherPicking a favourite on the women’s side remains as thankless a task as e…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/13/australian-open-2018-five-to-watch-womens-singles

Dec 31

West Brom 1-1 Arsenal: Premier League – as it happened

Jay Rodriguez’s contentious late penalty rescued a point for West Bromwich Albion and took them off the foot of the table 6.51pm GMT Related: Jay Rodriguez hits controversial penalty as West Brom grab draw against Arsenal 6.27pm GMT Hector Bellerin …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2017/dec/31/west-brom-v-arsenal-premier-league-live

Dec 27

Newcastle’s stifling tactics no match for Manchester City’s attacking intent | Jacob Steinberg

Pep Guardiola’s team may have claimed victory by just one goal but the gulf in class between the two sides at St James’s Park was still palpably hugeAfter five seconds, Jonjo Shelvey tried to score from near the halfway line. Ederson saved the Newcastl…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2017/dec/27/newcastle-tactics-manchester-city-premier-league

Dec 25

West Ham interested in signing Steven Nzonzi from Sevilla, says David Moyes

• Moyes could face competition from Everton for midfielder’s signature• Harry Arter and Alfie Mawson also among West Ham’s possible targetsDavid Moyes has revealed that he would be interested in signing Steven Nzonzi if Sevilla decide to sell the Frenc…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/25/west-ham-steven-nzonzi-david-moyes

Dec 17

West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Manchester United: Premier League – as it happened

Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard scored in the first half to claim an uninspired win for Manchester United over Alan Pardew’s strugglers 4.29pm GMT Related: Romelu Lukaku sets Manchester United on victory path at West Brom 4.08pm GMT Manchester United…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2017/dec/17/west-bromwich-albion-v-manchester-united-premier-league-live

Dec 17

Who will win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year team award?

From England’s victorious youth football squads to cricket’s county championship underdogs, there are strong claims aplenty this yearThey did not beat the double world champions over three compelling Tests, but Warren Gatland’s Lions deserve a place on…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/dec/17/sports-personality-of-the-year-team-award

Dec 13

West Ham United 0-0 Arsenal: Premier League – as it happened

West Ham picked up another valuable point in their battle to beat the drop, frustrating a toothless Arsenal in a tight goalless draw at the London Stadium 9.58pm GMT West Ham will surely look back on this as a valuable point against one of the Premier …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2017/dec/13/west-ham-united-v-arsenal-premier-league-live