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own goal Syllabification: own goal
Pronunciation: /ōn ɡōl/

Definition of own goal in English:


(In soccer) a goal scored inadvertently when the ball is struck into the goal by a player on the defensive team.
Example sentences
  • To add insult to injury the final goal was an own goal by the Abbey centre half.
  • Who has scored the most own goals in English football history?
  • A team may win a game 5-1, but it can still score an own goal, have three yellow cards and a player sent off.
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