Football vocabulary

• They're playing at home.

• They're playing away

• David Beckham covers every blade of grass.

• He goes in where the boots are flying.

• He lives and breathes the game! / Football is his life! / Football is in his blood!

• Mike keeps it tight at the back.

• The keeper keeps a tight sheet.

• He's lethal in the air.

• A netbuster

• Andrew teases the full back.

• 'Who ate all the pies?'

• The ref needs specs! / Use your eyes, ref!

• The starting gun has been fired.

• score an own goal

• no stomach for a fight

• stalemate

• It's not a level playing field.

• They took a hammering / took a thrashing.