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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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Dortmund, eager to make amends for last week's 5-0 demolition by Bayern, put in a whirlwind start and Mainz almost scored an own goal when Danny Latza deflected a Mario Goetze cutback onto the post in the sixth minute.
Summary: Leeds [UK], Apr 11 (ANI): Barcelona defeated Manchester United in the first leg of the quarterfinal in the Champions League on Wednesday after Luke Shaw scored an own goal at Old Trafford.
Kuwaiti defender Khaled Ibrahim scored an own goal in the 12th minute and Gianni Jackson added the second goal in the 20th.
Nepal went ahead as Shahbaz Younas scored an own goal in the 11th minute.
THE Prime Minister may have scored an own goal in threatening to abolish the triple lock on pensions.
Colombian defender Andres Escobar was infamously gunned down in July 1994 days after the USA World Cup - allegedly as punishment for having scored an own goal which saw his country eliminated from the tournament.
We had 70 per cent possession, we scored an own goal, we missed a penalty, we gave away a goal from a set-piece, that is perfect to make the afternoon a nightmare.
However, David Simmons scored an own goal to level things up at half-time.
Liverpool needed the help of two own goals for the win that lifted them to fifth in the table and left QPR bottom after a mesmerising finale with Liverpool's winning goal coming in the fifth minute of added time after Steven Caulker scored an own goal with virtually the last kick of the game.
Wolves were given hope after James Chester scored an own goal but boss Stale Solbakken admitted: "We are in a bad spell and must get some points quickly."
Kamal Ali Sulaiman headed home a Humaid Jamal cross to give the hosts a shock lead, but Sulaiman then scored an own goal to level the scores and Eremeev's header ensured Russia maintained their perfect record in the competition.
Nikica Jelavic opened the scoring in the 24th minute and David Moyes' men booked a Wembley semi-final against Liverpool when David Vaughan scored an own goal in the 57th minute.
Then to end a miserable day Martin Laing scored an own goal to complete the scoring.
ROCHDALE 0 DARLINGTON 2 RORY MCARDLE scored an own goal as Rochdale's dream of automatic promotion all-but ended after a Spotland horror show.