get down low to claw it

Kontol

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What is the meaning of the phrase "get down low to claw it" in a football context?

Everton 0-0 Liverpool
8: HUGE SAVE! Jordan Pickford to the rescue for Everton!
Mane weaves his way into the Everton area and cuts a great ball back to Salah, who fires first time towards the near post, but Pickford's reactions are superb and he gets down low to claw it from off his goal line.
 

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The shot on goal was not lofted into the air but ran along the ground. Therefore the goalkeeper had to get down to ground level in order to make the save.
 
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Thank you. How does "low" has function in football?
 

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As probus has said, 'Pickford gets down low' means he dived onto or near to the ground to make the save. The verb claw describes the way he used his arm and hand to push the ball away.
 
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