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Ross Barkley scores an injury time equaliser for Chelsea against Manchester United.

Matchweek 9 - Pegged back

Matchweek 9 - Pegged back

Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich talk about the latest action from the Premier League. They keep you up to date with our new prediction competition and have lots of football English for you to learn.

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Introduction  

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to our weekly round-up section called ‘This Week’ on Premier Skills English.  

Jack: Hi there. I’m Jack. That’s right. We’re going to discuss all the latest football action from Matchweek 9 in the Premier League.
 
Rich: And not only that, we’ve also got lots of interesting words and phrases to help you talk about football in English.

Jack: And we want you to use and practise these phrases by interacting with Premier League fans from around the world in our comments section.

Rich: You can find all our latest content on the Premier Skills English homepage or the Premier Skills-British Council Facebook page. 

Jack: Let’s start with this week’s headlines!

Headlines

Rich: Hart to take for Burnley.

Jack: Manchester City scored five past their ex-goalkeeper Joe Hart. City stay at the top of the Premier League after goals from Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane. Mahrez’s goal was the best: a curler into the top corner. 

Rich: Chelsea grab a point against United.

Jack: Jose Mourinho was on course for a first win at Stamford Bridge before a very late injury-time equaliser from Ross Barkley. It looked like two goals from Anthony Martial would give United the points but Chelsea never gave up and the equaliser arrived just before the referee blew up for full-time.

Rich: Cardiff get a win at last.

Jack: Cardiff City got their first win of the season at the ninth attempt with a 4-2 win against Fulham. Cardiff fell behind but came back to lead before being pegged back before the interval. However, the Bluebirds were not to be denied and two goals in the second half meant celebrations in the Welsh capital.

Rich: Not a great return to Manchester City for Joe Hart?

Jack: No, not really, but he won’t be forgotten by the City fans and players. Before the match, City announced that they had named one of their training pitches after the two-time Premier League champion.

Rich: That’s a nice touch.

Vocabulary alert!

Rich: In our vocabulary alert, we look at some football English that we used in this week’s headlines.

Jack: The six phrases this week are all phrasal verbs. The phrasal verbs are: give up, fall behind, come back, named after, pegged back, and blow up.

Rich: Let’s start with the easiest one, which I think is to give up. To give up means to surrender or to stop trying. In a football match, it would mean to stop trying to win; maybe because you think it’s impossible to win. Chelsea never gave up and got a late equaliser.

Jack: Listen to this sentence: Cardiff fell behind but came back to lead before being pegged back before the interval. 

Rich: There are three phrasal verbs there; fall behind, come back and peg back.

Jack: Think of the Cardiff - Fulham match and try to work out what happened. Cardiff fell behind. This means that Fulham scored. Cardiff came back. In this case, Cardiff scored twice - they went ahead. It’s now 2-1 to Cardiff. Cardiff were pegged back. Fulham have scored. At half-time, the score was 2-2.

Rich: See if you can use these three phrasal verbs in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

Jack: A training pitch at Manchester City has been named after Joe Hart.

Rich: To name someone or something after someone or something means to give something or someone the same name as something or someone else.

Jack: That’s a bit confusing. Let’s make it easier. I’m Jack, my dad was called Jack. I was named after my dad.

Rich: I thought your dad was called John? 

Jack: It’s just to help people understand, RIch.

Rich: The final phrasal verb is to blow up. It’s important to remember that phrasal verbs can have different meanings. Blow up often means to explode but in the sentence ‘the referee blew up for full time’, the referee didn’t explode.

Jack: No to blow up here means the referee blew his whistle to finish the match.

Rich: See if you can use any of this vocabulary in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Jack: The phrasal verbs again: give up, fall behind, come back, named after, pegged back, and blow up.

Football Awards

Rich: Right, every week, we give out three matchweek awards. 

Jack: The awards are Player of the Week, Team of the Week and Goal of the Week.

Rich: In the comments section, you need to tell us if you agree with our choices.

Jack: We had lots of comments about the last matchweek and lots of you using the new vocabulary, too.

Rich: Let’s start with this week’s Player of the Week. 

Jack: Manchester United’s Anthony Martial did well and so did Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez. Watford’s Etienne Capoue had a fine match but this week we’re going to give the award to a goalkeeper.

Rich: our Player of the Week is Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris. Back in the team and the World Cup winner made some sensational saves in Tottenham’s win against West Ham. If it wasn’t for the French goalkeeper, Spurs would surely have lost.

Jack: Now, Team of the Week. Good wins for Liverpool, Everton, Watford, Tottenham, Brighton and a big win for City but our Team of the Week is Cardiff City.

Rich: Yep, a first win for Cardiff and four goals, too. Well done to the Bluebirds.

Jack: Finally our Goal of the Week. There were some great goals this weekend. Riyad Mahrez’s curler for CIty and Bernardo Silva’s was pretty good in the same match.

Rich: But our Goal of the Week is Etienne Capoue’s screamer for Watford against Wolves. Did you see it?

Matchweek Prediction 

Jack: Every week, Rich is going to predict the result of one Premier League match and we want you to make your prediction, too.

Rich: Lots of you made predictions last week for the Chelsea - Manchester Utd match. A few of you predicted a draw including Jack but no one predicted a two all draw.

Jack: I’m catching you up in our Prediction League, Rich? Which match are you going to try to predict this week?

Rich: It’s a big Monday night match and it’s Tottenham against Manchester City. It’s first against fourth and Spurs could actually overtake City if they win this one. I also think that Tottenham have to win if they want to consider themselves as genuine challengers for the Premier League title. For that reason, I think it will be a really exciting high-tempo game and I think Spurs might just come out on top which would really mean this season’s Premier League is wide open. Two goals from Harry Kane and one from Sergio Aguero in a 2-1 Tottenham win.

Jack: I think City are just too good at the moment. I think City will win 3-1.

Rich: We will see. Make your predictions on the page below. You get one point if you predict the right result and three points if you predict the right score.

Jack: Right, that’s all we have time for. I hope you have enjoyed this football round-up. Join the discussion at the bottom of the page. 

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football.

Results

Matchweek 9:

Chelsea 2-2 Manchester Utd

Bournemouth 0-0 Southampton

Cardiff City 4-2 Fulham

Manchester City 5-0 Burnley

Newcastle Utd 0-1 Brighton

Watford 0-4 Bournemouth

West Ham 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Watford

Everton 2-0 Crystal Palace

Arsenal L-L Leicester City

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris makes a save from West Ham's Marko Arnautovic.

Vocabulary Alert

Football English

We looked at phrases wconnected to missing chances in this podcast. Take a look at the words in bold. Do you undertand what they mean?

Cardiff fell behind but came back to lead before being pegged back before the interval.

Chelsea never gave up and got a late equaliser.

A training pitch at Manchester City has been named after Joe Hart.

The referee blew up for full time.

Can you use the words in bold in a different sentence? Write a sentence at the bottom of the page. If you're not sure, listen to the audio for more explanations and examples.

Kevin De Bruyne returned to the City team after injury.

Matchweek Awards

Do you agree with our choices?

Player of the Week: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris made some stunning saves against West Ham.

Team of the Week: Cardiff City

Cardiff City are celebrating their first win of the season. A 4-2 win against Fulham.

Goal of the Week: Etienne Capoue (Watford)

Watford's Etienne Capoue celebrates scoring an absolute screamer against Wolves.

The Big Match

Tottenham v Manchester City

Rich's prediction for Matchweek ten is Spurs against Manchester City. Rich has predicted a 2-1 win for Tottenham while Jack has gone for a 3-1 win to City.

What is your prediction? Have a listen to what Rich and Jack say and then enter our prediction competition below. You get one point for the correct result and three points for predicting the exact score.

Where are you in our prediction league?

Who will be our Premier League Prediction Champion?

Form

Premier League Prediction: Tottenham v Manchester City

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Check out the league table for our prediction competition. What position are you in?

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Four Questions

What do you think?

Jack and Rich have spoken about Matchweek 9 in the Premier League. Now it's your turn! Have a look at the questions and write your answers in the comments section below.

  1. Rich and Jack chose Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur as Player of the Week. Do you agree? 
  2. Jack and Rich chose Cardiff City as their Team of the Week. Do you agree?
  3. Rich chose Etienne Capoue's goal for Watford as Goal of the Week? Did you see it? Do you agree?
  4. Use this week's vocabulary: Tell us a match in which a team fell behind and then came back before they were pegged back just before the referee blew up.

Don't forget to make your prediction for this week's Big Match!

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Comments

elghoul's picture
elghoul
26/10/2018
DZ
2942
points

1. Hugo Lloris deserves the mention after his good savings in this week derby.

2. Cardiff City first win in Premier League this year gave them the chance to be awarded team of the week.

3. Etienne Capoue goal woul have been brilliant but Mahrez's goal which  saw onlive on TV when taking a drink in a bar was fabulous.

4. Man United fell behind and then came back with two goals from Martial before they were pegged back in injury time before the referee blew up. Mourinho has been shocked of course and apologised for the misconduct he commited.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
26/10/2018 18:04
Algeria
Manchester City
2942

1. Hugo Lloris deserves the mention after his good savings in this week derby.

2. Cardiff City first win in Premier League this year gave them the chance to be awarded team of the week.

3. Etienne Capoue goal woul have been brilliant but Mahrez's goal which  saw onlive on TV when taking a drink in a bar was fabulous.

4. Man United fell behind and then came back with two goals from Martial before they were pegged back in injury time before the referee blew up. Mourinho has been shocked of course and apologised for the misconduct he commited.

milos
26/10/2018
RS
1912
points

Great come back for Chelsea.I have been hoping that Manchester would win.Burnley gave up too early,and that was just one easy win for Manchester City.


milos
26/10/2018 07:01
Serbia
Manchester United
1912

Great come back for Chelsea.I have been hoping that Manchester would win.Burnley gave up too early,and that was just one easy win for Manchester City.

Rafael Robson's picture
Rafael Robson
24/10/2018
BR
93
points

Finally the Premier League came back!
This time I just disagree with you about the Goal of the week. I would have chosen the goal of André Schūrrle for Fulham.

Last weekend, here in Brazil, my team (Corinthians) played against Vitória. Corinthians fell behind but, against the run of play, came back to lead. Unfortunately, two minutes later, they were pegged back just one minute before the referee blew up for full time.


Rafael Robson's picture
Rafael Robson
24/10/2018 13:10
Brazil
Tottenham Hotspur
93

Finally the Premier League came back!
This time I just disagree with you about the Goal of the week. I would have chosen the goal of André Schūrrle for Fulham.

Last weekend, here in Brazil, my team (Corinthians) played against Vitória. Corinthians fell behind but, against the run of play, came back to lead. Unfortunately, two minutes later, they were pegged back just one minute before the referee blew up for full time.

Khaldoun83's picture
Khaldoun83
23/10/2018
DZ
216
points

- First of all I agree with you for chosing Cardif City as the team of the week because plyers of this club didn't give up despite they lost eight consicutive games this season, so they diserve to be named team of the week.

- I think that Hugo Lloris performance was quite astonishing but I don't consider him as the player of the week because Mesut Ozil performace was definately better, He scored a goal and gave two assistance.

- when it comes to goal of the week I think Riyad Mahrez's curler was the best.


Khaldoun83's picture
Khaldoun83
23/10/2018 20:55
Algeria
Liverpool
216

- First of all I agree with you for chosing Cardif City as the team of the week because plyers of this club didn't give up despite they lost eight consicutive games this season, so they diserve to be named team of the week.

- I think that Hugo Lloris performance was quite astonishing but I don't consider him as the player of the week because Mesut Ozil performace was definately better, He scored a goal and gave two assistance.

- when it comes to goal of the week I think Riyad Mahrez's curler was the best.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
23/10/2018
DZ
2942
points

1. Hugo Lloris deserves the mention after his good savings in this week derby.

2. Cardiff City first win in Premier League this year gave them the chance to be awarded team of the week.

3. Etienne Capoue goal woul have been brilliant but Mahrez's goal which  saw onlive on TV when taking a drink in a bar was fabulous.

4. Man United fell behind and then came back with two goals from Martial before they were pegged back in injury time before the referee blew up. Mourinho has been shocked of course and apologised for the misconduct he commited.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
23/10/2018 16:30
Algeria
Manchester City
2942

1. Hugo Lloris deserves the mention after his good savings in this week derby.

2. Cardiff City first win in Premier League this year gave them the chance to be awarded team of the week.

3. Etienne Capoue goal woul have been brilliant but Mahrez's goal which  saw onlive on TV when taking a drink in a bar was fabulous.

4. Man United fell behind and then came back with two goals from Martial before they were pegged back in injury time before the referee blew up. Mourinho has been shocked of course and apologised for the misconduct he commited.

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