Hi, there. I am reading an article about American football. I am not familiar with the game because soccer is popular here in Korea. In fact, nobody plays the American football. So, I don't know how to play the game. Anyway, the sentence that I don't understand is this:
Ronan O'Gara landed only two of his six kicks and Ireland were helped to victory when England's Phil Vickery and Danny Care were sent to the sin-bin.
I know the word kick and land. But I can not figure out what "Ronan O'Gara landed only two of his six kicks" means. Can you help me understand the sentence please?
I dont know the rules of this game either. I think you can score points by kicking the ball between the goal posts. Clearly it is possible that some kicks will be on target and others will miss.
'Landed' here is the past tense of the verb 'to land', to cause to reach or come to rest in a particular place, eg "He never landed a punch".