In football we use the phrase ‘to pepper the goal‘ when we want to say that a team has had a lot of attacks and has created a lot of chances to score. The verb ‘to pepper‘ means to hit something repeatedly so ‘to pepper the goal with shots‘ means that a team repeatedly shoots at goal.
Example: Tottenham peppered the West Brom goal but could not find a way past the keeper.
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