22 November 1950, 2-2 vs. Yugoslavia,
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury,
scored a fiftieth minute own goal,
at 38 years and 71 days old, is the oldest to do so... Willie Watson
had possession of the ball on his goal-line, taken away from him by
Orgjanon, his cross found Compton, who was trying to shield his
goalkeeper, Bert Williams, to divert the goal into his own net.
1954 World Cup
17 June 1954, 4-4 vs. Belgium,
Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel
scored an extra-time own goal. A long hopeful cross by Dries was met
by Dickinson's head and the ball flew past Gil Merrick.
21 October 1964, 2-2 vs. Belgium,
Empire Stadium, Wembley,
Van Himst's shot was most certainly going wide of Gordon Bank's
goal, it bounced of the back of
George Cohen's boot,
sending a sprawling Bank's the wrong way.
1 June 1968, 0-1 vs. West Germany,
Credited by most as a Franz Beckenbauer spectacular 25-yard shot at
goal, but his effort deflected heavily enough to wrong-foot Gordon
Banks, who had the shot covered. The German's first victory over
England was thanks to a
81st minute own goal.
6 June 1973, 0-2 vs. Poland,
scored an early seventh minute own goal. The Polish FA likes to credit
the goal to Robert Gadocha, but Moore's movement and the angle of
deflection certainly suggest it to be a Moore own goal. That and
his own autobiography! Roy McFarland had brought down Lubanski, and
the resulting Gadocha free-kick, low and hard to the near post,
hitting Moore, and then Shilton's hands before going in.
(2) 18 May 1974, 0-2 vs. Scotland,
Hampden Park, Glasgow
The first time two own goals have been scored in one match to the
detriment of England, it was
and Colin Todd,
not Joe Jordan and Kenny Dalglish, on the scoresheet. Jordan's
angled shot after four minutes, was deflected past Peter Shilton
by Pejic's outstretched leg. Dalglish's thirtieth minute shot on
goal was well covered by Shilton, but another wicked deflection, by
Todd, took it past the goalkeeper.
17 May 1980, 1-4 vs. Wales,
Racecourse Ground, Mold
scored a 66th minute own goal. Despite Trevor Brooking
attempting to hold back the fleeing Giles, the Welsh forward's shot
was diverted past Clemence by Thompson.
19 June 1983, 1-1 vs. Australia,
Olympic Park Stadium,
scored a 27th minute own goal that prevented Peter Shilton from
equalling Gordon Banks record of seven successive clean sheets.
Clever work from Yankos and Murphy gave Watson possession on the
right, his cross eluded Terry Butcher and Kosmina, hitting Phil Neal
on the chest, deflecting past Peter Shilton.
23 March 1988, 2-2 vs. Netherlands,
Wembley Stadium, London
scored a 21st minute own goal. A fine pass from Koeman sent Wouters
down the right and his hard, low cross was shinned into the net by the
unfortunate Adams. Ruud Gullit was pressing in behind him. Adams went on to make amends when he became the only
England player to score for both sides.
1990 World Cup
4 July 1990, 1-1 vs. West Germany,
Stadio delle Alpi, Torino
Whatever the record books say, this was clearly a
Paul Parker own
Andreas Brehme's free-kick would not have reached the goal but for the
untimely intervention of Parker, allowing the ball to loop over the
back-pedalling Peter Shilton.
21 May 1991, 3-1 vs. USSR,
Wembley Stadium, London
Captain Mark Wright
scored an eleventh minute own goal after Tony Dorigo allowed Kolyvanov
to cross from the right, Mikhailichenko chested the ball to Tatarchuk,
who instantly shot at the goal. Wright's foot deflected it past
Chris Woods. The first time England have won, despite scoring an
3 June 2000, 2-1 vs. Malta,
The National Stadium, Ta'Qali
scored a 28th minute own goal from a penalty taken by David Carabott,
after it rebounded of the post and hit Wright, before bouncing into
Only the second time England have won, despite scoring an own goal.
11 October 2006, 0-2 vs. Croatia,
scored the own goal that severley dented England's hopes of reaching Euro 2008. Neville's backpass to
Paul Robinson hit a divet in the pitch and bounced over Robinson's
flailing foot and into an empty net.
2010, 2-1 vs. Hungary,
The National Stadium, Wembley,
Jagielka's own goal in the 62nd minute came from
a Michael Dawson mistake that led to a Koman cross that went rebounded off Jagielka.
Despite the ball not cleanly crossing the goal-line, referee Harchay
signalled the ball had done so.
Only the third time in 21 attempts that England have won when they
have scored an own goal.
15 June 2012, 3-2 vs. Sweden,
Natsional'nyî Sportyvnyî Kompleks,
59th minute own goal came from an Ibrahamovic shot that had parried
towards goal off Mellberg. Hart saved it, pushing it into Johnson's
chest, after which he retrieved it off his own goalline, only to hit
the post and into the net.