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near post

In football (soccer), the goal post that is closest to the player in possession of the ball. Kick it toward the near post!
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Sane added a second 12 minutes later, with De Gea at fault again, deflecting the City winger's near-post effort into his own net.
Sayer sent a near-post strike inches past the post as Morpeth sought a winner, but, ultimately, they would have to settle for a point.
In an enthralling tactical match, it was once again a set-piece that proved decisive with Umtiti's near-post header from an Antoine Griezmann corner settling matters.
It looked as though neither side would make the most of the chance to start with a victory, only for Bouhaddouz to head past his own goalkeeper at the near-post in the dying stages to hand Iran a 1-0 win.
The stocky striker took full advantage of the open space to move forward and open the scoring with a low near-post shot which completely deceived goalkeeper Stockdale.
The lead was doubled five minutes before the break as Nathan Valentine's header sneaked past Connell and nestled inside his near-post. The impressive James Walshaw hit a post on the brink of half-time, but his side had to settle for a two-goal lead at the break.
In addition to that, near-post flick-ons (Everton, Palace) have created confusion in the box, allowing the opposition to score.
Ibrahimovic - who had converted a penalty in the first game when he also escaped a booking which would have ruled him out of this tie - lost Simon Kjaer at a near-post corner and turned the ball into the far corner.
Ryan Prosser saw his near-post flick cleared off the line on 47 minutes but it was he who got the deserved equaliser 20 minutes from time, latching on to a pass inside the full-back before lashing home from 6 yards.
Wednesday kept piling forward with sub Stevie May denied a winner by Martinez's near-post save.
The Republic of Ireland star rushed off his line to smother Matt Derbyshire's effort from six yards and then produced a magnificent reflex save to push away a near-post header by the striker following Pringle's corner.
With 12 minutes left Lee almost snatched another for Blues but his near-post header, from another Burke corner, flashed just wide.
In the closing minutes, Madrid again came close to finding a second, but first De Gea made yet another save, from Khedira's deflected shot and then Jones did exceptionally to deny Ronaldo a shot following a near-post cross.(http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xxhozj_rm-vs-mu-1-1-highlights_sport) RM vs MU 1:1 HIGHLIGHTS
The Northern Ireland international emerged as the unlikely hero, beating Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan with a deft touch from John Arne Riise's near-post corner.
Baird got a deft touch to John Arne Riise's near-post corner to beat goalkeeper Brad Guzan and deny Villa what looked increasingly like a battling point.