Last week’s main report looked at scoring goals, and this week’s English for football phrase  takes a look at some words in our glossary that describe shots. You can understand more about these phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here.
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The first word we will look at is a ‘screamer‘: this is a really hard shot, an unstoppable shot that usually results in a goal (a pile driver). Usually a screamer is a shot from outside the box. Next, a volley. This is a shot that is hit while it is in mid-air before it touches the ground. A volley is also often a powerful strike needing a lot of skill and good technique. Third, a cracker: this is any amazing goal, a goal that takes the breath away. Finally, a shot that usually describes a miss – a sitter. This is a really easy chance, usually in front of an empty goal. It usually collocates with the verb ‘to miss‘.

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