through ball

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through ball ‎(plural through balls)

  1. (soccer) A forward pass played between opposition defenders.
    • 2010 December 29, Sam Sheringham, “Liverpool 0 - 1 Wolverhampton”[1], BBC:
      It was an omen of things to come as in the 56th minute the visitors took the lead after a mix-up between Skrtel and Sotirios Kyrgiakos allowed Ebanks-Blake's through-ball to squeeze between them.

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