goal·​mouth | \ ˈgōl-ˌmau̇th How to pronounce goalmouth (audio) \

Definition of goalmouth

: the area directly in front of the goal (as in soccer or hockey)

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The sequence of play on Monday was a corner on the right wing, an aimless header into the goalmouth, a goalkeeper’s punch, and a wild clearance of the bouncing loose ball booted high into the air. Graham Dunbar, The Seattle Times, "World Cup headed goal like never before sparks Belgium win," 2 July 2018 Goalkeeper Stefan Frei leaped across the goalmouth and got his left hand on the ball, but not enough to keep it out of the net. Mark Moschetti, chicagotribune.com, "Saucedo goal propels Real Salt Lake over Seattle Sounders," 26 May 2018 Senior Brian Pescatore fed the forward near the Rams’ goalmouth before Logue sent a drive past Costello for the insurance tally. Dave Souza, BostonGlobe.com, "Waltham stops Marshfield for Division 1 crown," 19 Mar. 2018 On 25 minutes a trademark long throw from Iceland captain Aron Gunnarsson was headed dangerously across the goalmouth by the industrious Magnusson. Peter Murphy, chicagotribune.com, "Iceland crash out of World Cup after Croatia loss," 26 June 2018 Chicago Blackhawks: Center/wing Oliver Wahlstrom, U.S. National Team Development Program: A gifted offensive player who can score off the rush or in goalmouth scrambles. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "NHL mock draft 2.0: How the first round could shake out," 18 June 2018 Trying to clear a last-second ball across the goalmouth, Aziz Bouhaddouz of Morocco dove for a header, and the ball went unerringly into the corner of his own net. Victor Mather, New York Times, "After Morocco Own Goal, Iran Wins World Cup Slugfest," 16 June 2018 But losing is what the Sounders again appeared destined for after the visitors, dormant for much of the first half, stunned the crowd in the 53rd minute when Darren Mattocks slotted home a loose ball in the goalmouth. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Sounders break scoring drought, rally to beat D.C. United 2-1," 10 June 2018 On Thursday night, the Penguins were in a similar position when Evgeni Malkin appeared to jab the puck over the line during a goalmouth scramble. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "Unlike Game 2, Penguins beneficiary of goal review vs. Capitals," 3 May 2018

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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