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What do the phrases in bold mean?

Melbourne Victory 1-2 Man Utd
74: Safe hands from Tom Heaton as he rises above a crowd of players to gather Brimmer's in-swinging free-kick from the left flank. He then shows great awareness to release United on the counter, but Melbourne scramble back in time to cover. 

GOAL! Chelsea 2 Spurs 2 (Kane 90+)
Spurs have done it! They've equalised with a late, late goal from none other than Harry Kane. It is a brilliant inswinging corer from the right with the left foot. Harry Kane gets up above all and he has glanced the header in. He goes bananas, Spurs are delirious and Kane runs over to celebrate with the travelling fans.

Arsenal 1-1 Spurs (38 mins)
Big chance for Spurs to take the lead. The away side once again looking dangerous on the counter as Harry Kane towers above Zinchenko to head towards goal... which is comfortably collected by Aaron Ramsdale.

 
Posted : 02/10/2022 11:20 am
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Thanks for the questions!

These examples are all related because they describe players jumping higher than their opponents to catch or head the ball.

  1. In the first example, the keeper jumps higher than everyone else to catch (or claim) the ball; he rises above them.
  2. In this example, Kane jumps higher than the rest of the players - he gets up above them all ('all' means all of the players in the box)
  3. Again in this example Kane jumps higher than the defenders, in fact he gets much higher than anyone and this is why they have used 'tower above'.
 
Posted : 15/10/2022 1:54 pm

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