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Top five: Embarrassing own goals

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Jenkinson scored a remarkable own goal against Cologne (©GettyImages)
Jenkinson scored a remarkable own goal against Cologne (©GettyImages).

An own goal is humiliating for the player who scores it, but they can be very funny for those watching.

Here are five of the most outrageous own goals ever scored:

5. Carl Jenkinson v Cologne

Less than a month into his Arsenal career, young full-back Carl Jenkinson tried to clear an awkward ball forward, but inadvertently turned the ball high over his goalkeeper and into the net. It was the last act of the first half and the visibly distraught youngster was hauled off at half time.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/EQAeGbjU3bY

4. Franck Queudrue v Bastia

Similar to Jenkinson’s gaffe, the former Birmingham left-back who was paying for Lens at the time smashed the ball as high as he could, and although the goalkeeper could have perhaps done better, the volley landed perfectly on the line before bouncing into the net.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/jjjTf0PLo7U

3. Jamie Pollock v QPR

This own-goal is reminiscent of Matt Le Tissier’s goal against Newcastle many moons ago - the only difference was this one was at the wrong end! After beating a defender he lobbed the ball perfectly into the net. Pick that one out!

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/ZAc8JooS3MY

2. Festus Baise v Sun Hei

No one had heard of the Nigerian until this strike in the Hong Kong league in 2011. This truly is an extraordinary goal: Baise “scorpion kicks” a low cross into the corner of goal. This defender is now a worldwide internet star!

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/0sSnWzyM4Z8

1. Chris Brass v Darlington

When watching this own goal it is hard to know whether to laugh or cry. Brass was the subject of an unfortunate “double-whammy” as he smacked the ball into his face before it rebounded into his own net in humiliating fashion.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/Ds0wEBKuxv8

What do you think? Have we missed any crackers?

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