Definitions

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  • adj. That wins a match.

Etymologies

match +‎ winning. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Catalan crowd was eager to see their new world-record signing Diego Maradona in action, but it was Belgium's Erwin Vandenbergh who stole the show with his matchwinning goal after the hour - the first goal scored in a World Cup opener since 1962.

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  • Prior's matchwinning victim was Australia's last man Ben Hilfenhaus, a faint edge that he took going down the leg-side to give Tim Bresnan his fourth wicket.

    The Ashes 2010: Matt Prior stakes his claim to keep match-winning ball

  • "We need to bowl better, that is the reality, all our bowlers are proven matchwinning bowlers but they need to do it more consistently," Strauss said.

    Strauss plans era of 'trust'

  • After Thierry Henry's matchwinning effort for Arsenal on Monday, it was perhaps destined that Scholes would come up with something special today once he was confirmed as a member of the United starting line-up.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • It looked like being been a matchwinning display, too, until Villas-Boas' decision to replace his fellow 33-year-old with Salomon Kalou for the final seven minutes at the Mestalla backfired spectacularly, with the forward conceding a needless penalty.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • But the worrying fact is that he has only one five-wicket haul in this period, the true yardstick of a matchwinning bowler.

    The Times of India

  • If Zimbabwe are to stage a fightback their brittle batting line-up will rely heavily on his ability to dominate the oppostion's bowlers early on, but he will also need more support from an underperforming middle order if he is to build a matchwinning innings.

    Cricinfo news from Cricinfo

  • Sidney Crosby #87 of Canada celebrates after scoring the matchwinning goal in overtime during the ice hockey men's gold medal game between USA and Canada on day 17 of the Vancouver 2010

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  • Blackburn Rovers defender Martin Olsson will avoid an FA rap after admitting he dived to win their matchwinning penalty against

    tribalfootball.com

  • Blackburn Rovers defender Martin Olsson admits he dived to win their matchwinning penalty against

    tribalfootball.com

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