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This week’s English for football phrase is debutant which in football refers to someone playing their first ever game for a team. The word debutant comes from the verb debut though the phrase make his or her debut is more commonly used, which in turn originated from the French word débuter, to give the first stroke in a game or begin. This week Tottenham beat their North London rivals Arsenal thanks to a wonder strike by debutant Danny Rose. Imagine scoring a goal on your debut against your arch rivals! A stunning debut for the young debutant.