Only four players have done this in the English top flight
This could be one of the most unwanted groups of achievements as an own goal is a nightmare to any footballer’s career as one own goal can end a player’s rest of the season but imagine scoring two own goals in a game. As everything is possible in football there are 4 great players that make the list of players who have scored two own goals in a single game of the Premier League.
4. Wout Faes
On Friday, Leicester City lost 2-1 to Liverpool. Two of the goals were own goals scored by centre-defender Wout Faes. After scoring twice against his own goalie, the 24-year-old seemed to wish the earth would just swallow him up. His disastrous brace certainly stood out, but it was hardly unique. Liverpool equalised in the 38th minute after Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall gave Leicester an early lead right-back Faes extended to intercept Trent Alexander-right-wing Arnold’s cross.
Faes intercepted the cross but botched his clearance and watched in horror as the ball flew high into the air and into the Leicester goal through the post. After Darwin Nunez missed, he scored again in the 45th minute.
With Mo Salah breathing down his neck, Faes tried to clear the ball but kicked it into the net.
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3. Jamie Carragher
In a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United in September 1999, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher made history by scoring twice on own goals.
After Carragher scored two own goals in a 3–2 home loss to Manchester United early in the 1999–2000 season, he could only play right back. Houllier never put him back at centre-back again because Sami Hyypia and Stéphane Henchoz were so good together. Carragher was working as a co-commentator for Sky TV when Faes had his terrible night at Anfield. He could talk about what happened to him in the same field more than 20 years earlier. United went ahead when he misjudged a header on a cross from Ryan Giggs near the post. After Andy Cole’s bullet header made it 2-0 and Sami Hyypia got one back, Carragher got the last touch on a scramble from a David Beckham free kick. Even though Patrik Berger scored, Liverpool could not get a point back.
2. Michael Proctor
Charlton 3, Sunderland 1, February 1, 2003, Unbelievably, Sunderland scored all four goals in their 3-1 loss as Stephen Wright provided the decisive finishing touch on Mark Fish’s drive before Charlton took a 3-0 lead at the half after two deflections from the unlucky Proctor. The Black Cats were unable to get the goal until a late Kevin Phillips penalty.
1. Jonathan Walters
The striker made two defensive headers, one in stoppage time before halftime and the other just after the hour mark, but both times his angles were off and he scored 2 own goals in a game which was a big disappointment for the player and the team. Frank Lampard and Eden Hazard both added a goal to the tally, making it clear that Walters’ day was going from bad to worse after he missed the penalty kick.