own goal


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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
References in classic literature ?
See how that youngster spreads his men (the light brigade) carefully over the ground, half-way between their own goal and the body of their own players-up (the heavy brigade).
Reckless of the defence of their own goal, on they come across the level big-side ground, the ball well down amongst them, straight for our goal, like the column of the Old Guard up the slope at Waterloo.
The ITV caption credited the goal to Rooney but the PA gave it as an own goal and last night explained why they were standing up that decision.
Blyth Spartans marched into the last 32 of the FA Trophy, but they needed an own goal against high-flying Barrow at Croft Park.
John McLaughlan also scored an own goal in that 4-0 derby mauling.
An own goal from City gave Eden a 1-0 lead, but Ben Fothergill equalised.
But Seba Fernandez equalised with a header before a Paulo Da Silva own goal made it 2-1 and Martin Demichelis, Isco and Rondon netted to leave Zaragoza 11 points from safety and facing the drop.
STEPHEN CRAIGAN found the net against Rangers - and enhanced an unwanted reputation as the own goal king of British football.
Paul Howell, James Clare and Carl Murphy - against his old team - netted for Oyster, but an own goal allied to efforts from Kyle Birch and Steve Kane earned Liscard a point.
Villa had goalkeeper Brad Friedel to thank for keeping them in the game as the big American foiled Craig Bellamy and Carlton Cole, and kept out apotential own goal from Curtis Davies.
Wind the clock back to the first round of the FA Cup at non league Chasetown and the ball finished in the City net thanks to an own goal from McNaughton.
A CRAZY own goal by Dundee United substitute Steven Robb earned Rangers an undeserved point at Ibrox yesterday.