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The First Goal Of The Premier League Season Is ... An Own Goal

Here it is, the day we’ve all been waiting for: the return of the EPL. Manchester United-Tottenham is our opener, and though Spurs started brightly, all their good work was undone thanks to a terrible pass by Nabil Bentaleb. It wasn’t the prettiest season-christening goal, but we’ll take it. » 8/08/15 8:17am 8/08/15 8:17am

No Hops-Having Keeper Lets Pass Bounce Over His Head For An Own Goal

You had three options here, goalkeeper: 1) run out to the incoming back pass and meet it right after it bounces, 2) step back a few steps and take the ball off your chest after it took that towering though perfectly predictable skip off the turf, 3) loiter around in the box and find yourself standing directly… » 7/31/15 12:17pm 7/31/15 12:17pm

This Is One Dopey Own Goal

With the Paulistão and other state soccer leagues spoken for it’s time to fire up a new Brazilian Serie A season, and it looks like Grêmio might be a bit rusty. Here’s defender Frickson Erazo managing to team up with Pedro Geromel to chip one over their own keeper’s head for a beautiful own goal that gave Coritiba a… » 5/16/15 7:22pm 5/16/15 7:22pm

Keeper Allows Shocking Own Goal, Has Probably Retired Due To Shame

If anything, it’s a little surprising Torino’s Daniele Padelli didn’t up and leave the pitch immediately after somehow forgetting how to execute a simple pass that doesn’t roll into his own net. It was a good run there, buddy, but there’s no coming back from that. » 5/06/15 10:33am 5/06/15 10:33am

German Player's Perfect Strike From Center Circle Makes Great Own Goal

It takes a special kind of calmness to lob a ball from the edge of the center circle with enough accuracy to find the back of the net. Unfortunately, Christoph Kramer so calmly played this pass because he expected it to find his own keeper, not sail over his teammate's head and into the goal. » 11/10/14 12:28pm 11/10/14 12:28pm

Sunderland Defender's Exquisite Volley Makes For Wonderful Own Goal

Above, Sunderland's Santiago Vergini shows off some impressive technical ability as he takes a bouncing ball and cracks it past the keeper. It would've been worthy of his personal highlight reel, if it hadn't been aimed at his own net. But for an own goal, this was a beaut. » 10/18/14 11:19am 10/18/14 11:19am

Spurs Suffered An Own Goal When Aaron Lennon Kicked The Ball Off Gareth Bale's Face

Tottenham Hotspur holds a 2-1 advantage over Liverpool as of this writing, and Spurs players Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale are responsible for all three goals; they each have one for their own team, and they contributed to put the ball in their own net in an ill-fated attempt to clear a Steven Gerrard header. Lennon… » 11/28/12 4:26pm 11/28/12 4:26pm

Here's Aston Villa's Ridiculous Own Goal That Put QPR Up 2-0

It's been another mediocre season for Aston Villa, and no play may characterize the struggles of the claret and blue squad than this play, in which Stephen Warnock cleanly lands a header directly into his own net. Villa landed a goal of their own late in the first half to cut QPR's advantage to 2-1, but Warnock's… » 2/01/12 3:37pm 2/01/12 3:37pm

Ilya Kovalchuk Scored A 180-Foot Own Goal, And They Credited It To Cam Ward

When I saw the scoresheet for yesterday's Devils/Hurricanes game, I mostly ran around in circles yelling "Goalie goal!" over and over again. For fans of novelty highlights, goalie goals are up there with unassisted triple plays as one of the rarest and most valuable sporting occurrences. » 12/27/11 10:00am 12/27/11 10:00am

Strikers Spend Their Lives Dreaming Of A Score As Pretty As This Own Goal

Welcome to YouTube, Festus Baise. The Nigerian defender, playing for Citizen in the Hong Kong first division, went reverse scorpion on his own net. Setting aside the unfortunate result, what was he hoping to accomplish? He was either going for the most stylish clearance of all time, or had a mid-air full-body spasm… » 12/20/11 11:30am 12/20/11 11:30am