Premier League

Every Premier League player to score an own goal and concede a penalty in the same game since 2000

Grey Whitebloom
Jan 3, 2021, 5:45 PM GMT
Martin Skrtel, who ranks highly for both own goals and penalties conceded, unsurprisingly finds his way onto this list
Martin Skrtel, who ranks highly for both own goals and penalties conceded, unsurprisingly finds his way onto this list / Alex Livesey/Getty Images
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We've all had those days. The alarm doesn't go off, you stub your toe to add an unhelpful throbbing as you rush to avoid being late and things quickly spiral from there.

Premier League footballers, no matter how much they get paid, are also human and also have those days. Some, however, have endured such spectacularly unfortunate afternoons that they have combined two of the greatest indignities that can befall a footballer; scoring an own goal and conceding a penalty.

Here we've highlighted the unlucky souls who can lay claim to both such misfortunes in the same Premier League match since the turn of the century, because you know they won't bring it up themselves.

1. Kamil Zayatte (Hull City) - 2009

Kamil Zayatte found his own net more often (four) than he scored at the right end (three) in the Premier League
Kamil Zayatte found his own net more often (four) than he scored at the right end (three) in the Premier League / Hamish Blair/Getty Images

At half-time Kamil Zayatte - and the Hull City squad as a whole - could have spent the 15 minute interval reflecting upon a job well done as the Tigers led Everton 3-0 at the break. But Phil Brown's side were left fearing a collapse thanks to Zayatte's calamitous second half.

After horribly slicing a clearance into his own net within five minutes of the restart, Zayatte proceeded to clumsily fell Louis Saha with a bizarre high-foot challenge. Hull hung on but through no thanks to their centre-back.

2. Stephen Carr (Birmingham) - 2010

Stephen Carr scored a Premier League own goal while at three different clubs
Stephen Carr scored a Premier League own goal while at three different clubs / Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The fingers of blame from those in blue would have been pointing in one particular direction after an hour of Birmingham's trip to Sunderland. To compound his first half penalty concession, Stephen Carr looped a long-range header into his own net shortly after the interval.

Carr was hooked shortly after the hour-mark before Birmingham mounted an unlikely comeback in the final 15 minutes, drawing 2-2 with their right-back presumably very relieved.

3. Chris Baird (Fulham) - 2012

Chris Baird didn't quite live up to his nickname of 'Bairdinho' on a snowy evening to forget against Manchester City
Chris Baird didn't quite live up to his nickname of 'Bairdinho' on a snowy evening to forget against Manchester City / Michael Regan/Getty Images

If only the snow in east Manchester had been a little heavier.

Play in Manchester City's 3-0 rout of Fulham was (only momentarily) stopped in the second half but the fates didn't quite align for Chris Baird, whose misfortune stained the first two of those strikes, and his evening to forget will be forever remembered in the record books.

4. Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) - 2014

In that same season, Martin Skrtel scored four Premier League own goals, as many as any player has managed in a single campaign
In that same season, Martin Skrtel scored four Premier League own goals, as many as any player has managed in a single campaign / Alex Livesey/Getty Images

As a player who ranks in the top 20 for Premier League penalties conceded since records began in 2006/07 with six and only second to Richard Dunne for own goals scored, Martin Skrtel was a shoo-in for this particular niche accolade.

The Slovakia international was at fault for two of Swansea City's equalisers in a helter-skelter encounter with a Liverpool side managed by their former coach Brendan Rodgers. Despite Skrtel's best efforts, the Reds walked away as victors in a breathless 4-3 win.

5. Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City) - 2014

Eliaquim Mangala scored two Premier League own goals without ever finding the net at the other end
Eliaquim Mangala scored two Premier League own goals without ever finding the net at the other end / Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini charitably put Eliaquim Mangala's aberrations against Hull City - in just his second Premier League appearance following a £32m move - down to luck, or a lack thereof.

Pellegrini told the BBC: "These things can happen. He [Mangala] was very unlucky with the own goal and after that he arrived late for the penalty but we continue to trust him because he is a very good player who had very bad luck.”

6. Dan Burn (Brighton) - 2021

Standing at 6'7, there aren't many places Dan Burn can hide at the best of times. Yet after scoring an own goal, then conceding a penalty to give Wolverhampton Wanderers a 3-1 lead, all eyes were on the Brighton defender for precisely the wrong reasons.

Fortunately, Burn's teammates bailed him out, roaring back to record a 3-3 draw, though the imposing 28-year-old had to watch on from the bench after being subbed off before the equaliser.

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