5 memorable own goals after Bacuna’s 40-yard howler

Juninho Bacuna scored a comical 40-yard own-goal as Huddersfield lost 2-0 at Stoke in the Carabao Cup.

The 21-year-old midfielder was attempting to clear the ball, but instead inadvertently sliced it over goalkeeper Jonas Lossl and into his own net.

Here, Football Paradise looks at five more memorable own-goals.

Peter Enckleman

Birmingham v Aston Villa
Peter Enckleman, left, made the ultimate derby blunder (Nick Potts/PA)

A second city derby to forget for Aston Villa keeper Peter Enckleman, who failed to control Olof Mellberg’s throw-in. The ball bounced under his foot and rolled into the net. Had he not touched the ball the goal would not even have counted, but the referee decided he did and Birmingham won 3-0.

Iain Dowie

Iain Dowie
Iain Dowie, left, will never have to buy a drink in Stockport (Adam Butler/PA)

When West Ham striker Florin Raducioiu decided shopping in London was a better idea than playing in the rain at Stockport, Dowie heroically stepped in. Heroically for Stockport, that was, as a towering far post header helped knock the Hammers out of the League Cup in front of the Sky cameras.

Chris Brass

Chris Brass at Home.
Chris Brass hit the ball into his own face (Rui Vieira/PA)

Bury defender Chris Brass wrote his name into own-goal legend when, while attempting an overhead clearance in a game against Darlington, he hooked the ball straight into his own face. The ball rocketed into the net and Brass almost broke his nose in the process.

Jamie Pollock

Jamie Pollock once helped relegate Manchester City to League One (Dave Kendall/PA)

A majestic effort – think Paul Gascoigne against Scotland at Euro 96, but finished with a header – against fellow strugglers QPR which actually helped relegate Manchester City to the third tier.  Pollock had only signed a month earlier to bolster City’s attempts to beat the drop.

Lee Dixon

Arsenal v Everton
Lee Dixon celebrates after the backpass is outlawed (Tom Hevezi/PA)

Back in the days when you were allowed to, Arsenal’s famous back four never turned down the opportunity to pass the ball back to the goalkeeper. Unfortunately Dixon’s extravagant ball against Coventry caught David Seaman off guard and became an exquisite lob into the net.

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