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open goal (ˈəʊpən ɡəʊl) 



  1. (sport) a goal which is left open or undefended

Example Sentences Including 'open goal'

Bremner had missed an open goal against an off-colour Brazil which would have seen Scotland safely through to the quarter-finals.
Moynihan, John Kevin Keegan - Black and White
Cisse dragged it back for Henry but the striker's reflex shot trickled just wide of an open goal.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Every week, he would mark in front of goal and handball it off, or run into an open goal and give it off.
The Australian (2004)
Garry Brady threaded a pass through the defence, Lovell rounded the keeper only to shoot across the open goal from a narrow angle.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
Kevin Townson drew the Scunthorpe keeper Tommy Evans off his line and left an open goal for Jones.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
Never a publication to miss an open goal , The Sun is happy to stick the boot in to Savage.
Megastar (2004)


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