Tuesday 13 November 2018

Richard Dunne becomes first ever player to bring Premier League own goals into double figures

Richard Dunne of QPR scores an own goal past Alex McCarthy during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Liverpool at Loftus Road
Richard Dunne of QPR scores an own goal past Alex McCarthy during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Liverpool at Loftus Road

Simon Rice

It was a bad day for QPR who lost 3-2 to Liverpool, but if anyone in particular was feeling it, then it was Richard Dunne.

The defender has become synonymous with calamity during his career. Whilst featuring for four Premier League clubs, he has proved himself to be a talented defender, although he also has a talent for putting the ball in his own net.

It was Dunne who scored the first goal in the thrilling contest at Loftus Road on Sunday as he needlessly put into his own net after 67 minutes.

It took his tally to 10 own goals in the Premier League, making him the first player to reach double figures.

Dunne scored six during his time at Manchester City, three at Aston Villa and took just three top-flight games with QPR to add to his tally.

The former Republic of Ireland international was already the record holder for most Premier League own goals, but now it's even more impressive. His nearest contenders are Jamie Carragher and Zat Knight with seven each, but with the former retired and the latter playing in the MLS, there's no chance of them catching up.

Here's yesterday's effort:

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