Steer the ball homeToday’s football phrase is ‘One apiece’.

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One apiece

When describing a match that is drawn or tied (e.g. 1-1) we sometimes use the phrase one all or one apiece which means that each team has scored one goal. We can also use the phrase ‘one each, for example the game finished ‘one each’ – or simply ‘one-one’. We usually do not use this phrase when the game is scoreless, i.e. we do not say ‘none apiece’ or ‘none each’ but instead would say nil-nil. One apiece

  • Example: The game finished one apiece after both sides scored in the first half.
  • Example: The managers were happy with the draw when the game finished two apiece.

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