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Football Language: Sweep home

Football Language: Sweep home - In this football language post we explain the phrase 'sweep home' which is used to describe a goal being...

Last gasp

Football Language: Last-gasp goal

In this football language post we explain the football expression 'last-gasp goal' which is a late, very late, goal in a game - one that...

The Language of the Run In

Football Language: Trounce

In this post we look at the phrase 'trounce'  which is connected to big scores in football after Leicester City's record-breaking 9-0 win...

Football Language Podcast

Football Language: (to) Tuck Away

To tuck away: Now in football this phrase is used to describe a goal. If a player tucks the ball away, he or she guides the ball past the...

overhead kick

Football Language: Overhead kick

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...

Football Language Podcast

Football Language: Stunner

Stunner: This word is used to describe a wonderful goal in football and usually this goal has been scored from long range - maybe from out...

Football Language Podcast

Football Language: Looping Header

There are many ways to score with a header in football, for example, a glancing header or a diving header but today we are going to look at...

Football Language Podcast

Football Language: Breakaway goal

If a team is under pressure and has to defend a lot but then manages to counter attack and score we say that they have managed to score a...