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Movement off the ball creates the space to score goals – Nasri’s goal v Manchester Utd

This is a goal that I have to put among my favourites because of the build up and movement all over the pitch and the run off the ball by Theo Walcott to create the space for the goal.

There are so many coaching points in this clip it is worth showing your players.

Watch Walcott’s movement at the end of the move which drags Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, two of the world’s most experienced defenders, to create the space that allows Samir Nasri to score this goal.

It is the perfect example for any young player to watch, Walcott does not touch the ball yet has a big hand in creating the goal and Nasri explodes into the space to score.

Also look out for a great hook turn from Cesc Fabregas. The movement all over the pitch is very good.

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Even as a spurs fan I can appreciate this passage of play. Great job in your summary. I have shared this with my teams and can only hope they see it, and try it in their next game. Movement off the ball has to be one of the hardest things to show young players how to do, and the importance of.

Comment by Tony Everett

Great clip David, thanks for posting.

I’ll be showing this to my senior team tomorrow night.

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I thought Walcotts run across defence taking defender with him was key moment to goal.

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