Newspaper Headline: Watkins Humbles Arsenal

Newspaper Headline: Watkins Humbles ArsenalIn this football language post we look at a headline from the front page of the Times newspaper from the UK, ‘Watkins Humbles Arsenal’. You can see more explanations of newspaper headlines here and don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at:

Newspaper Headline: Watkins Humbles Arsenal

This newspaper headline is taken from the Times from November 9th 2020 and is all about the Aston Villa’s 3-0 away win at Arsenal. Beside a picture of the Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins, who scored a brace, is the headline: Watkins humbles Arsenal. The verb ‘humble‘ means to make someone feel less important and in sport it means to heavily defeat another team. The headline here simply uses the goalscorer’s name, Watkins, and how he humbled or helped to defeat Arsenal. One other thing to note is the form of the verb which is in the present tense – a common feature in headlines when describing something from the past.

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