vital point


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vital point

The point in the medulla oblongata close to the floor of the fourth ventricle, the puncture of which causes instant death owing to destruction of the respiratory center.
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READING manager Steve Coppell blasted referee Peter Walton - as his 10 men battled to a vital point.
But Boro sub Tuncay Sanli salvaged a vital point in 83 minutes when he nodded home his first Premiership goal from Luke Young's cross.
It has left the club in crisis but a patched-up side, again ravaged by injury and suspension, held out for a vital point.
JERMAINE BECKFORD'S late penalty snatched a vital point for Leeds after Nottingham Forest threatened to run riot.
MACCLESFIELD keeper Steve Wilson made his second dreadful mistake in two games to hand Exeter a vital point in their relegation six-pointer.
Bristol City salvaged a vital point with a 2-2 draw at fellow Championship newcomers Blackpool.
BATTLING Port Vale rounded off an excellent week when Neil Briscoe's stunning header earned them a vital point at local rivals Crewe.
COWDEN boss Brian Welsh praised his stars after they claimed a vital point to secure Division Two status.
QUEENS boss Ian McCall blasted Hamilton's artificial surface after his side battled back to claim a vital point.
Keeper Steve Book was the Wigan heartbreaker with three stunning saves which earned his relegation haunted team a vital point.
Striker Lowe hit his third goal in three games to earn Wigan the vital point, scrambling in the equaliser at the far post just minutes from time.