Thursday 29 September 2016

WATCH - Shane Duffy scores a brace of brilliant own goals to take his season tally to three

Callum Davis

Published 17/08/2016 | 21:11

Cardiff City's Declan John gets a shot in on goal which is turned in by Blackburn Rovers' Shane Duffy (not pictured) for an own goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Cardiff City Stadium. Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Cardiff City's Declan John gets a shot in on goal which is turned in by Blackburn Rovers' Shane Duffy (not pictured) for an own goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Cardiff City Stadium. Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Shane Duffy is fast becoming the most prolific goalscorer in the Football League.

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Days after his own goal resigned Blackburn Rovers to an opening day defeat to Wigan, the Republic of Ireland defender has found the net again. Unfortunately, though, it was his own.

In an agonisingly bad first half for the Rovers defender, Duffy put Cardiff in front inside 15 minutes with an assured finish from six yards out.

Duffy then doubled his unwanted tally when he headed Peter Whittingham's free-kick past as helpless Jason Steele in the Blackburn goal.

Duffy was later sent off in the game.

Incredibly the own goals take Duffy's own goal tally for the season to three in just two games, leaving him on for a hat-trick of own goals at the Cardiff City stadium.

The 24-year-old was forced to delete his Twitter account earlier this week following Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Wigan after he once again put through his own net.

Duffy was subjected to online abuse for his 63rd minute own goal at the DW Stadium.

According to a number of online accounts, Duffy's embarrassingly prolific performance in front of his own goal comes on the same day he rejected a new Blackburn contract.

Fans of the club are becoming increasingly disgruntled with the club's ownership.

The hashtag #VenkysOut trended on Twitter before Blackburn's fixture with Cardiff and away supporters chanted 'Venkys Out' during Wednesday's game.

Shane Duffy was a part of Martin O'Neill's Republic of Ireland side that reached the last 16 of Euro 2016.

Telegraph.co.uk

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