Definitions for own goal
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(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"
A goal that results from a player putting the ball into his own goal; the resulting goal being scored for the opposition.
A blunder that damages one's own prospects.
An own goal occurs in goal-scoring games when a player scores a goal that is registered against his or her own team. It is usually accidental, and may be a result of an attempt at defensive play that failed or was spoiled by opponents. It is considered one of the most embarrassing and humorous blunders in sports. The term has become a metaphor for any action that backfires upon a person.
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