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free kick in Football topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfree kickˌfree ˈkick noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 DSFa chance for a player on one football team to kick the ball freely from a position shown by the referee, given because the other team has done something wrong
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free kickCook forced Howells to backpedal and push a floater over the bar, while Andy Toman curled a free kick just wide.Tranmere's reply was instant and decisive, Bishop volleying the winner from a free kick.Another eight minutes and Willie Jamieson powered in a header from an Iain Cameron free kick to complete the reversal of fortunes.Refereee Kevin Breen ordered a Chester free kick to be retaken after 35 minutes when Coughlin failed to retreat 10 yards.Then, from a McKinlay free kick, McPherson forced Fridge to make a spectacular, one-handed save.Pallister was responsible for one goal and Ince gave away the free kick for the other.Wright knocked the free kick head high across goal and Wilkinson escaped his marker to nod home at the far post.