Last night, Chelsea were helped to victory over Aston Villa via an own goal from Antonio Luna. Brad Guzan saved a shot from Eden Hazard only to see it ricochet back into the net, courtesy of the on-rushing Luna.
It must be a defenders worst nightmare - especially, when that goal they just scored changes the end result of a match.
Luna must have felt terrible, a sickening feeling building steadily within. Rest assured Luna, there are countless others that have scored and will undoubtedly score wonderful and truly comical own goals.
But what happens when your team scores a hat-trick of own goals in the space of seven minutes?
You know the all-mighty upstairs has it in for you when that happens and poor Sunderland found themselves looking at a losing scoresheet, and the only players on it? Their own.
Stephen Wright initiates the hat-trick of handouts before young midfielder Michael Proctor twice found the net in this particular video!
So players, defenders, midfielders, goalkeepers and even strikers, take heart if your wayward back pass bobbles past your keeper, or your acrobatic clearance turns into a world-class volley.
Or if you even miss the flight of the ball completely, only to watch it bounce over the line - at least this didn't happen to you. But there's still time.
Take a look at how to score an own goal hat-trick and if you have any examples of crazy own goals, please share them and comment below.
Let’s lessen the pain of those hounded by the own goal gloom!
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