backpass

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backpass (plural backpasses)

  1. Alternative form of back pass
    • 2015, Louise Taylor, Papiss Cissé and Jonny Evans spitting row mars Manchester United’s win over Newcastle (in The Guardian, 4 March 2015)[1]
      Despite ceding the majority of possession to Van Gaal’s clearly superior side, a defeat facilitated by Mehdi Abeid’s backpass was arguably a little harsh on a Newcastle team who might have had an early penalty before seeing Emmanuel Rivière and Cissé spurn fine counter-attacking chances.