let off

Kontol

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What does "let off" mean here?

A huge let off for the Clarets on the half hour mark, as Wolves hit Burnley on the counter attack from a corner, with Adama Traore left one on one with Taylor, however, his fierce right footed shot cannoned off Pope’s cross bar.

 

Rover_KE

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It means escape without conceding a goal. The attacker Traore failed to score from a favourable position.
 
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