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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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Meanwhile, Canning refused to blame own-goal sinner Scott McMann after his own goal gave Well the lead after four minutes in their derby clash.
Colin Bell's Ireland needed be patient against a Northern Ireland side ranked lowest in the group and they forged ahead through a Rachel Furness own-goal in stoppage time at the end of the first half.
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.
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.
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.