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.
ENGLAND U21....1 FRANCE U21......2 PHIL FODEN conjured up a world-class goal but 10-man England crashed to defeat with a last-gasp own goal in the Under-21 Euro finals.
IN THE East Goscote Plumbers Premier Division leaders Greenhill YC dropped two points at home against second placed Sporting Markfield, Jamain Nelson (2) and own goal for Greenhill, Karl Kings (2) and Ben Cooper for Markfield.
About one goal in 40 goes down as an own goal. The chance of two goals both being own-goals is about one in 1,600 (40 x 40 = 1,600).
Their latest tenancy of an increasingly congested summit lasted only a matter of hours, but they will take solace from the way they doggedly dug out a point from a largely listless display as a late own goal from Jayden Bogle prevented Derby from becoming the fifth club to occupy pole position in English football's second tier inside the past month.
Mourinho blamed his side's defeat on three excuses - pointing to Zabaleta as offside for West Ham's first goal, the bad luck of the own goal and a foul on Rashford in the build up for the hosts' third.
Pwllheli saw off Kinmel Bay 4-2, Lois Thomas netting twice, Amy Roberts adding another, and there was an own goal. Charlotte Pardoe and Sarah Massey hit back for Bay.
Two own goals from the Italians put Barca in the driving seat, with Daniele de Rossi and Konstantinos Manolas putting through their own goal either side of half-time.
Roma's captain Daniele De Rossi hit an unstoppable shot into his own net to break the deadlock in the 38th minute of what had been a delicately poised game and a second own goal 10 minutes into the second half, this time by Greek defender Kostas Manolas, stretched the runaway La Liga leaders' advantage.
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.