Overhead kick: Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal in Real Madrid’s 3-0 away victory – an overhead kick- has been hailed as one of the greatest of all time
Everton v Liverpool and Man City v Man Utd: Two big derbies this weekend dominate the Premier League as Everton host Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime and United travel to rivals City on Saturday afternoon with the home side attempting to secure the Premier League title.
2018 Chelsea vs Tottenham: The international friendlies have finished and our attention returns to domestic football this weekend with important games at the top and bottom of the table, including a huge London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham.
Well-worked routine: In this post, we explain the football phrase ‘Well-worked routine’ which is often used when describing a set piece play.
2018 FA Cup 6th Round and Champions League Draw
Skip past: When do we use this phrase in football?
2018 Carabao Cup Final: On this week’ s Learn English Through Football Podcast we look ahead to some big games from the weekend including the Carabao Cup final between Man City and Arsenal and a grudge match between Manchester United and Chelsea.
In football there are lots of words and phrases for when a player misses a scoring chance and one of these is to drag a shot wide.
Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2018 FA Cup 5th Round On this week’ s Learn English Through Football Podcast we look back at some of the Champions League games and look ahead to the 2018 FA Cup 5th Round. We’ll also be explaining lots of football language in the show and try some predictions as well.
For this week’s English for football phrase, we have ‘to defend too deep’ – when might you hear this phrase?
If a goalkeeper makes a save and then allows the ball to escape his or her hands we say that the ball has been spilled, that the keeper has spilled the ball. The could mean that a forward who is following in can take advantage and score with a tap in.
This weekend’s big game is the North London derby that takes place on Saturday at Wembley and we’ll be featuring this match in our predictions section along with another needle match: Southampton against Liverpool. We’ll look back at some of the footballing news from the week in the good, the bad and the ugly and of course we’ll be explaining lots of football language in the show as well.
To hand a team a defeat: What do we mean in football when we say that a team has handed another team a defeat?
What makes a tackle a ‘horror tackle’? This post explains the phrase ‘horror tackle’.
This week Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted that his team cannot win the Premier League title – he conceded the title. What’s the meaning of concede the title?
2018 Liverpool vs Manchester City: This week’s football-language podcast looks ahead to the big game between Liverpool and leaders Manchester City, we also explain some new football language and we have another football quiz.
Dismissal: What’s the meaning of the noun ‘dismissal’ in football?
Natural Goalscorer: What’s the meaning of the term goalscorer in football?
2018 FA Cup 3rd Round: This week’s podcast looks ahead to the FA Cup 3rd round and also looks back at some of the highs and lows for our teams in 2017. We also explain some new football language and have a quiz and some predictions.
A fixture pile-up: A fixture pile-up involves the accumulation or build up of a lot of matches…
False number 9: What is the meaning of the phrase ‘False number 9’ in football?
Quick feet: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘Quick feet’ in football?
To shut up shop is a phrase used to describe a situation when a team wants to protect its position in a game.
To be drawn against: What is the meaning of the phrase ‘To be drawn against’ in football? When is it used?
Week 17 – West Ham vs Arsenal: After West Ham’s famous victory over Chelsea at the weekend they will be looking to defeat another London…
Merseyside and Manchester Derbies: Lots of big Premier League games taking place this weekend with three huge derbies in London, Liverpool and Manchester. We look back at those games in our weekly predictions competition and also explain some new words and phrases from the week in football.
Football Language – Head-to-head record: What’s the meaning of this phrase? When do we use it?
To face: What’s the meaning of this verb in football? The verb to face someone or something really means to challenge or to go against.
To put past an opponent: What’s the meaning of the phrase to put five past an opponent?
To sit deep: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘to sit deep’ and when is it used in football?