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Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur

Medium: A solo run

Medium: A solo run

Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

This episode is medium so we’re looking at football words and phrases you need to describe what’s happening on the pitch or words and phrases fans and commentators on TV might use. There are lots of phrasal verbs to learn at this level.

Summary

Learn more football vocabulary with Premier Skills English. Each lesson in our Premier Vocabulary section looks at one football word or phrase. This lesson looks at the phrase a solo run

You can find more lessons on the side of this page.

Transcript

Hello, my name’s Jack and welcome to Premier Skills English - Premier Vocabulary.

Premier Skills English is here to help you with your football English. Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time.

We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

This episode is medium so today we’re looking at a football phrase you use to describe what’s happening on the pitch or a phrase fans and commentators on TV might use.


The phrase I’m looking at in this episode is a solo run. Now normally, I’d be recording this with Rich, but he’s not around today so I’m doing this on my own. You could say that this episode of Premier Vocabulary is a solo run.

You see the adjective solo is used to say that something is done by one person on their own. You might hear about someone sailing solo or flying solo which means they are sailing a boat or flying a plane on their own. Sometimes, when a music group or band breaks up, the individual members try going solo which means they are trying to write and record music on their own.

It can also be a noun which you hear a lot in music. The most common musical solo is in rock music, the guitar solo. This is the part of the song where the guitarist in the group gets to play some exciting flashy music that usually involves fast playing and a display of guitar skill.

So today, I am recording this podcast solo, without Rich or Laura or Rowan.


The football phrase today is a solo run. This is used to describe when a player takes the ball past lots of their opponents on their own. Earlier in the week, we looked at the word dribble and this is closely related. When a player dribbles the ball past their opponents or even when they are unopposed if they take the ball a long way towards the goal, this can be described as a solo run. It’s always really exciting to watch players make solo runs on the pitch, dribbling around defenders and towards the goal.

If a player is brilliant enough to score a goal at the end of a solo run, it’s called, you can probably guess, a solo goal.


There is the final whistle!

We’ll be back soon with more Premier Vocabulary from Premier Skills English.

Bye for now and enjoy your football.

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KareemZain
08/08/2023
EG
383
points

The best solo goal for me was Robben's goal in Spain in World Cup 2014.


KareemZain
08/08/2023 20:02
Egypt
Manchester City
383

The best solo goal for me was Robben's goal in Spain in World Cup 2014.

Michaelsun
20/02/2022
CN
738
points

The best solo goal I saw was Spurs star son scored in the PL match with Manchester United last season.


Michaelsun
20/02/2022 09:33
China
Manchester United
738

The best solo goal I saw was Spurs star son scored in the PL match with Manchester United last season.

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Gabriel Amaral
10/05/2021
BR
1512
points

I think that Neymar got a solo run for PSG when Kyllian Mbappé was out Champions League playoffs due an injury.


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Gabriel Amaral
10/05/2021 18:48
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

I think that Neymar got a solo run for PSG when Kyllian Mbappé was out Champions League playoffs due an injury.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
28/09/2020
UA
6297
points

Two days ago I performed a good solo run but it resulted in a tap-in: I hit the post with the last kick and the ball slipped over the goal line. 


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Alex_from_Ukraine
28/09/2020 08:42
Ukraine
Liverpool
6297

Two days ago I performed a good solo run but it resulted in a tap-in: I hit the post with the last kick and the ball slipped over the goal line. 

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mobeckham
03/07/2020
TR
6511
points

Solo goals are always fun to watch and it remains in our memories forever.
Most famous solo goals I will always remember is Maradona vs England in 1986 , Messi vs Getafe in 2007 , Saeed Owairan vs Belgium in 1994 and Ryan Giggs vs. Arsenal in 1999.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs. NAC Breda in 2004 is the best solo goal I've ever seen.


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mobeckham
03/07/2020 13:00
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

Solo goals are always fun to watch and it remains in our memories forever.
Most famous solo goals I will always remember is Maradona vs England in 1986 , Messi vs Getafe in 2007 , Saeed Owairan vs Belgium in 1994 and Ryan Giggs vs. Arsenal in 1999.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs. NAC Breda in 2004 is the best solo goal I've ever seen.

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wsanta
03/07/2020
AR
5086
points

Hi Mobeckham. I remember Maradona's goal as if it was yesterday, I was 8 years old, in two months I would be 9. We were in front of the television, on my left was my Grandmother and on my right was my father. When Maradona entered the area, my father was shouting Penalty! Penalty! and when the ball entered the goal it was all hugs, screaming and crying.
Regards!


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wsanta
03/07/2020 20:23
Argentina
Leeds United
5086

Hi Mobeckham. I remember Maradona's goal as if it was yesterday, I was 8 years old, in two months I would be 9. We were in front of the television, on my left was my Grandmother and on my right was my father. When Maradona entered the area, my father was shouting Penalty! Penalty! and when the ball entered the goal it was all hugs, screaming and crying.
Regards!

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mobeckham
05/07/2020
TR
6511
points

Pleased to hear from you Wsanta!
I really enjoyed reading your amazing memory about Maradona's goal with your family.
Eventually , It was one of the best ever goals in football history without a doubt.

Cheers for you and your beloved family :)


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mobeckham
05/07/2020 23:18
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

Pleased to hear from you Wsanta!
I really enjoyed reading your amazing memory about Maradona's goal with your family.
Eventually , It was one of the best ever goals in football history without a doubt.

Cheers for you and your beloved family :)

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wsanta
06/07/2020
AR
5086
points

Thank you Mobeckham and congratulations for your high level in the leaderboard!.
Cheers.


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wsanta
06/07/2020 21:34
Argentina
Leeds United
5086

Thank you Mobeckham and congratulations for your high level in the leaderboard!.
Cheers.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
01/07/2020
UA
6297
points

Son Heung-Min's amazing solo run resulted in a perfect finish. 


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Alex_from_Ukraine
01/07/2020 20:56
Ukraine
Liverpool
6297

Son Heung-Min's amazing solo run resulted in a perfect finish. 

Izabela
01/07/2020
BR
1505
points

Good!


Izabela
01/07/2020 02:30
Brazil
Newcastle United
1505

Good!

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