score an own goal

score an own goal

To earn a point for the opposing team by scoring a goal on one's own net. (Used especially in reference to soccer.) We were never able to regain our lead after Thomas scored an own goal late in the second half.
See also: goal, own, score

score an own goal

1 (in football) score a goal by mistake against your own side. 2 do something that has the unintended effect of harming your own interests. informal
2 1991 Brian MacArthur Despatches from the Gulf War Television's mission to explain was taken to its outer limit and at times scored an own goal by developing a bias against understanding.
See also: goal, own, score
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Tell me the next to score an own goal and I'll not play him.
Maradona, the first ever coach in a World Cup competition to promise to win all matches, adding pressures on his players, should have been thankful that fate forced Park Chu-young to score an own goal, putting his team into the lead.
So the Government will essentially score an own goal if they don't approve the buy-out and let SR Technics shut up shop.
Fleming (right) said: "It's a hell of a big occasion to score an own goal in my second start but after the game Zibi pulledme aside and said 'Don't worry.
Gallas is 40-1 to score an own goal in the London derby clash.
WILLIAM GALLAS has accused Chelsea of 'hiding behind false accusations' after his ex-club claimed he threatened to score an own goal.
FRENCH defender William Gallas has accused Chelsea of 'hiding behind false accusations' after being stunned by his former club's claim that he threatened to score an own goal.
CHELSEA claim unhappy French defender William Gallas sensationally threatened to score an own goal and refused to play for the club before he was sold to Arsenal as part of the deal which took Ashley Cole to Stamford Bridge.
The club insisted that he threatened to score an own goal, get himself sent-off or make deliberate mistakes if Mourinho picked him for the home clash against City.
FRENCH defender William Gallas (right) has accused Chelsea of 'hiding behind false accusations' after being stunned by his former club's claim that he threatened to score an own goal.
Obviously I didn't want to score an own goal so it was not the best start in the world.
As a captain if you score an own goal it is very disappointing, particularly in a cup final.
Brett Ormerod had put the home side in front - only for Kelvin Wilson to score an own goal.
CHELSEA claim unhappy French defender William Gallas threatened to score an own goal and refused to play for the club before he was sold to Arsenal as part of the deal which took Ashley Cole to Stamford Bridge.
I did not want to score an own goal so it was not the best start in the world