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own goal

n.
1. A goal scored by a defender on his or her team's goal by a mistaken play, such as a misdirected pass.
2. Informal An action by which one unintentionally harms oneself or one's allies: The senator's belligerent response to the allegations was a bit of an own goal.

own goal

n
1. (General Sporting Terms) soccer a goal scored by a player accidentally playing the ball into his own team's net. Abbreviation: o.g
2. informal any action that results in disadvantage to the person who took it or to a party, group, etc with which that person is associated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.own goal - (soccer) a goal that results when a player inadvertently knocks the ball into the goal he is defending; "the own goal cost them the game"
goal - a successful attempt at scoring; "the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"
association football, soccer - a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal
Translations
автогол
öngól
オウンゴール
자책골
självmål

own goal

n (lit, fig)Eigentor nt; to score an own goal (lit, fig)ein Eigentor schießen

own goal

n (Sport) (fig) → autogol m inv, autorete f
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It was Dummett's mix-up with goalkeeper Jak Alnwick which led to a quietly impressive 19th-minute headed own-goal.
Despite some fine saves from John Jones in the Rumney goal, they went behind to an own-goal but Barry's Steve Hill responded with an own-goal of his own.
So to score an own-goal and lose was a nightmare for me.
It was his second Cup own-goal in successive seasons.
ANDY BISHOP'S strike and a Matt oakley own-goal helped Bury record back-to-back wins, after an eight-game winless streak.
The defender scored an own-goal in last year's semi-final against Leicester before Cardiff won on penalties.
TEENAGE goalkeeper Joe Perry left reflecting on an injury time own-goal which sent Merthyr Town crashing to defeat at Oldland Abbotonians in the Western League.
It just shows you, our first win in a competitive game since I took over and it came from an own-goal.
Tyrone Amory put the Adders in front after 77 minutes and Ed Booth increased the advantage with an own-goal before Neil Davis netted for Sutton with five minutes remaining.
The own-goal jinx affected Cowden's two on-loan defenders from Hearts - John and David Armstrong.
IT was entirely predictable that following Chelsea's accusation that central defender William Gallas threatened to score an own-goal as part of his bid to leave the Blues layers would rush to offer a number of specials related to the possibility of Gallas scoring at the wrong end for Arsenal.
Traore also revealed how he was helped through his own-goal nightmare by Jamie Carragher, who infamously scored two own goals against Manchester United in 1999And Traore is focused now on completing the journey tomorrow night.