headers home (football)

  • PaulQ

    English - England
    There is no reason why it should not be "heads home" - that would be usual. Many sports writers are not grammarians and their English is often rather strange, over-excited and substandard.
    I repeat what I wrote in answer to a similar thread:

    In this sort of real-time written commentary on a high-speed football match, the writer's purpose is to describe the action in an exciting and interesting way. It's not surprising that the occasional slip occurs under this sort of pressure. If he was editing it later, he would probably rephrase it, but by then the moment would have long since gone.
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