penalty kick


Definition of penalty kick

1 : a free kick in rugby
2 : a free kick at the goal in soccer made from a point 12 yards in front of the goal and allowed for certain violations within a designated area around the goal

Examples of penalty kick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bojan Krkic scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute to help the Montreal win 2-1 at Columbus. ... Staff And News Services,, "Earthquakes beat Whitecaps 3-0 for third straight win," 7 Oct. 2020 Kei Kamara buried a penalty kick in the 16th minute to put Minnesota in front and Kevin Molino polished the hosts' victory off with a solo run that ended with a goal slotted home from a wide angle. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, "FC Cincinnati blanked in 2-0 loss at Minnesota United FC," 3 Oct. 2020 Higuain stepped up to take the penalty kick, but sent the ball wide and into the stands. Khobi Price,, "Inter Miami fall to Philadelphia Union in Gonzalo Higuain’s debut," 27 Sep. 2020 Giro, though, was brought down in the box in the second half, which led to a penalty kick scored by senior Ben Dove. Randy Mcroberts,, "Harford Christian boys soccer team off to 3-0-1 start," 23 Sep. 2020 Matuidi tripped Jared Stroud inside the penalty area, setting up the Red Bulls for a penalty kick. Khobi Price,, "'This is the worst game we’ve had’: Inter Miami fall to New York Red Bulls, give up season-high 4 goals," 23 Sep. 2020 Sapong's first penalty kick was stopped but, after video review, goalkeeper Marko Maric was ruled to have come off his line and Sapong put away his second attempt. Houston Chronicle, "Robert Beric scores again as Fire routs Dynamo," 23 Sep. 2020 Makenna Maloy added a second goal on a penalty kick with less than 6 minutes to play. Matthew Vantryon, The Indianapolis Star, "'Always the team to beat': Noblesville girls soccer tops Carmel again in finals rematch," 22 Sep. 2020 His goal doubled the Timbers' lead after Valeri scored on a penalty kick two minutes earlier. oregonlive, "Diego Valeri scores a brace as Portland Timbers return to form, pummel San Jose Earthquakes 6-1," 19 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of penalty kick

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of penalty kick was in 1889

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14 Oct 2020

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“Penalty kick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of penalty kick

: a kick in soccer or rugby that a player makes when the other team has broken a rule

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