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Flash here is a type of shot – a quick and powerful shot. Usually you would see the phrase – flashed the ball wide’ or ‘the ball flashed wide’
Burst here is a verb that means to move really quickly into the penalty area. There is a sense that the player changed pace – from slow to quick.
To pull it back means that a team has reduced the deficit. Usually it means that the team is now closer to its opponents than before. For example, if a team were losing 0-3 and then they scored a goal this means they have pulled a goal back – or pulled one back where one refers to a goal.
If a team pulls a goal back but still does not equalise or win then we can describe the goal as a consolation goal.
To have the ball in the net means that the ball has crossed the line and gone into the goal…but will not stand (or be allowed), so after this phrase you would expect to see the reason why the goal was disallowed (In your example, the reason was offside).
I am not sure that you would be able to say that the player had the ball in the net and the goal was allowed so there is always a negative connotation linked with it.August 12, 2015 at 10:54 pm in reply to: When the ball is put through the legs of another player we call it a ____? #37020
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Thank you for the question – I am not sure that there is much of a difference between the two with respect to overall meaning – they both describe three or three things. In football we use the word treble to explain that a team has won three trophies rather than the word triple.