ghost in
 v. phr.— «What was significant was not the finish; countless of his 230-odd career goals were similar to this one. The key was how he had arrived in his scoring position, letting other forwards complete the first phase of attacking before materialising to deadly effect in the second. In football parlance, he had “ghosted in” to join a move already in progress. Subsequent games brought similar strikes: against Fulham a header following an untracked run to meet Geremi’s free kick; against Tottenham a chip after coming on to Viduka’s touch; against Reading a tap-in after arriving late in the box to meet a cross.» —“Can Michael Owen sink Chelsea?” by Jonathan Northcroft Times (London, United Kingdom) May 4, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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