Wikipedia has a great definition of metonymy here, but I have a more specific question. Can I have a list of metnonyms used in Professional European Football (Soccer), particularly the English Premier League (EPL)? I'm relatively new to EPL fandom and want to understand more of the references used in commentary and conversation about the sport.
An extremely common form of metonymy in football is to refer to teams by their colours:
Here's some examples from The Linguistics of Football by Eva Lavric:
But I don't think you're after that sort of thing.
The road to Wembley isn't the motorway to London but a team's progress towards winning the FA cup at the finals held at the Wembley national football stadium. Similarly for the road to Europe.
Usually the stadium name is reserved for the place itself but you sometimes hear the name of a stadium being used to refer to the team or organisation, similarly to Downing Street for the government. For example:
You may even hear the same for sections of a stadium, such as the Kop at Liverpool's Anfield stadium. (Stadium names are used a lot ("City will be visiting Old Trafford") so it can help to know them.)
Finally, sport is traditionally (but not always) reported in the back pages of a newspaper, so you may hear referring to any newspaper sports reporting:
They sometimes refer to the goals (posts and crossbar) as "the woodwork".