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
Well-worked routine: In this post, we explain the football phrase ‘Well-worked routine’ which is often used when describing a set piece play.
Skip past: When do we use this phrase in football?
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.
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.
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?
Dismissal: What’s the meaning of the noun ‘dismissal’ in football?
Natural Goalscorer: What’s the meaning of the term goalscorer in football?
A fixture pile-up: A fixture pile-up involves the accumulation or build up of a lot of matches…
A crisp pass or crisp passing describes passes that are quick and accurate.