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Table 3. Success of corner as a function of corner style and the player making the first contact
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Corner kicks occurred frequently (mean=10.85) in the English Premier League and provided many goal-scoring opportunities (1 in 3) although these opportunities were only converted 1 in 11 times. These findings were similar to Hill and Hughes (2001) and Olsen and Larsen (1997). Interestingly, the 1:11 ratio is the same as Partridge and Franks (1989a, 1989b) found for crosses, suggesting communality between the two aspects of play.