use of 'in'
I would like to understand the use of "in" in foorball context. Could you explain how it works? I also heard commentator say "drill in a equaliser".
Marcus Rashford darts into the area, hammers in a first-time shot from wide on the right of the area, and Lukasz Fabianski makes a really good one-handed save to turn it away.
Tierney drives in from the left and wins another corner for the Bhoys as his right-footed shot takes a deflection again.
The three examples are all linked to direction - moving towards the penalty area or the goal.
1. Drill in an equaliser = to score the equaliser with a hard shot (drill) and 'in' means the ball has gone in the goal.
2. To hammer in = to hit the ball hard towards the goal
3. To drive in= to move towards the goal (with the ball in a strong manner)