Every week during the 2010-11 season, the languagecaster team explain a football phrase or cliché for learners of English who love the sport. This week we explin the expression ‘to stick it in the net‘, which means to score a goal. Click on the link below to hear the word or phrase and you can also read the transcript below that. You can find many more examples by going to our football phrase page here football clichés here and our huge football glossary here.

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This week’s English for Football phrase is ‘to stick it in the net‘, which means to score a goal. The verb to stick here means to put or place, or finish off a good move in football, while the pronoun ‘it’ refers to the ball. So, to stick it in the net means to finish off a good move with a goal. This week Dimitar Berbatov scored a hat-trick and the way he stuck home the goals suggested he has found his scoring touch again. To stick it in the net.

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