Definition of “against the run of play” - English Dictionary

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against the run of play

If a football team scores a goal against the run of play, they score when the opposing side has been playing better or had more opportunities to score:

West Brom scored against the run of play just before half time.

(Definition of “against the run of play” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)