Definition of 'own goal'
Example sentences containing 'own goal'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Pupils are doing all sorts of really impressive things and we encourage the students to set their own goals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He scored three own goals in successive Championship matches. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His critique of the mental frailty may be widely shared but letting the players know you think it is a monumental own goal. The Sun (2016)He struck with two second-half headers - and in between conceded an own goal. The Sun (2016)When you are on a booking, you don't go lunging in nowhere near your own goal. The Sun (2016)But he netted an embarrassing own goal to settle a dull affair yesterday. The Sun (2013)Set your own goals in life. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some people shout at me, telling me not to score another own goal. The Sun (2013)His team scored an own goal when they played Argentina. The Sun (2014)It's a spectacular own goal. The Sun (2012)The big centreback had played with solid defiance but in the space of four minutes, he missed a fine chance and scored an own goal. Times, Sunday Times (2007)ONLY three players have netted two own goals in a game in Premier League history. The Sun (2015)
Translations for 'own goal'
British English: own goal NOUN
In sport, if someone scores an own goal, they accidentally score a goal for the team they are playing against.
They took the lead through an own goal after only 30 seconds.
Definition of own goal from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.