A simple skill that really works is the drop shoulder

There are many ways to beat an opponent. One of the oldest ways and still one of the best... dropping the shoulder.

Good balance and ball control are needed to beat players.

Great wingers of the 1950s, such as Sir Stanley Matthews and Sir Tom Finney, would skip past defenders when playing for Blackpool and Preston North End. At the time, they were two of the best players in the world.