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Weekly Football Phrase: To Salvage a Point

fergeThis week’s English for football phrase is the expression ‘To salvage a point‘. You can understand more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. This post also features in our podcast show, along with a main report and our weekly predictions.
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To Salvage a Point

This week’s English for football phrase is ‘To salvage a point’. This phrase is made up from the verb ‘to salvage‘ which means to save and ‘a point‘ which is what each team receives when they draw a league game. The idea of ‘salvage’ suggests that the team may have either had some luck in scoring the equaliser or that their goal came very late. When a team earns a point it is slightly different from salvaging a point as it suggests that the team has worked hard and deserved their point. This weekend Chelsea salvaged a point when they equalised in the last minute against West Bromwich Albion – rather controversially salvaging a point. To salvage a point.

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