Top 12: Premier League own goal scorers (1)

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It is the moment all defenders dread, probably more than any other - sticking a leg out at a cross and watching in horror as the ball ricochetes past the goalkeeper, you're own goalkeeper.

GMS don't wish such humiliation on players, but there is something innately funny about seeing a defender with his head in his hands and that "what the hell was I thinking?" look on his face.

It is mostly down to misfortune, sometimes stupidity, so it is difficult to blame players really, but some individuals have a lot more bad luck than others it seems.

All sorts of reasons are posited for this kind of calamity - some have bad karma, some may have walked under one too many ladders - but GMS put most of them down to being a bit too eager and not thinking things through.

Anyway, the official Premier League Twitter feed has been having a bit of an OG bonanza this Friday and kindly informed us of the top 12 own goal culprits in the history of the competition.

We have put them into a nice little slideshow for your pleasure - click on to see the names...

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Manchester City
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