goal difference

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goal difference (plural goal differences)

  1. (sports) The difference between the number of goals scored and the number of goals conceded, over the duration of a competition.
    • 2011 February 6, Alistair Magowan, “West Ham 0 - 1 Birmingham”, BBC:
      The hosts went close on several occasions with Victor Obinna and Robbie Keane impressive in the first half, yet they had trouble carving out many clear openings and the defeat leaves them at the bottom of the Premier League on goal difference, two points from safety.