Taarabt and Wright-Phillips combined superbly to tee up Granero but the Spaniard's shot was plucked from the air by goalkeeper Ross Turnbull, who started ahead of groin injury victim Petr Cech.
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PLA stands for Plucked from the Air (budgeting method)
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Samples in periodicals archive:
Her colors are like autumn leaves that have been plucked from the air before they fall away; they do not disperse.
Spurs had a corner which was plucked from the air by Green, and he released Huckerby in space on the left.
Ronaldo slipped free, showed unbelievable technique to control a high ball then blasted over; Figo wriggled like a eel into the area and delivered a cross that hung agonisingly until plucked from the air by Nikopolidis; Rui Costa, with minimum back lift, missed by a metre; Ricardo Carvalho unlucky to see his shot saved.
A short line-out ploy between Trent McMurray and Chrystie took Cov back into the Welsh 22, and with both sets of forwards locked in combat in the left corner, Mark Meenan launched an inch-perfect crossfield kick to the opposite side which Johnson plucked from the air before sending Baker clear to the posts for Cull to convert.
Thanks to some bizarre compromise deal between Labour and the Lib Dems several years ago, the figure of 129 was plucked from the air - and that's how many we got.
Aberavon right-wing Sam Greenaway appeared most likely to score after a touchline sprint but his attempted chip over last defender Tuipulotu was plucked from the air and the Tongan went nearly 80m to score.