Lay the ball offThere are many ways to describe scoring a goal with your head and on this week’s phrase we take a look at one of them – ‘to head home’.
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(to) Head home

In football there are many ways to describe scoring a goal and today we explain the phrase ‘to head home‘ which is a goal scored with the head. The noun ‘home‘ here refers to the net or the goal so to head home means to score a goal with your head. We can say that the striker headed home from close range – he scored with a header from very near the goal. To head home

  • The striker headed home after a wonderful cross from the left.
  • Example: The player headed home after good work by the captain set him up.
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