Football Language: Steer the ball home

Steer the ball homeToday’s football phrase is ‘to steer the ball home’.

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(to) Steer the ball home

There are many ways to score a goal. Sometimes a player uses power but on many other occasions the player places or guides the ball into the net and another way of saying this is to steer the ball home, where home means the goal. The meaning behind this phrase suggests that the player – usually a forward – is deliberately changing the direction of the ball so that it goes into the net. To steer the ball home.

  • Example: The striker steered the ball home from the winger’s cross
  • Example: The player was unable to steer the ball home despite stretching for it at the far post.

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