Goal

We love a good own goal, but this might just be the best we've seen...

Goals are great and everything but we reckon we might actually prefer own goals, particularly the ones that are absolutely incredible.

Which is exactly what Martin Murray managed to produce for Northern Irish side Cliftonville in their Northern Ireland League Cup game against Dundela last night.

Now, we've seen some great own goals over the years – Frank Sinclair's effort against Middlesbrough or Chris Brass' howler for Darlington – but this one is brilliant.

After getting hassle by a Dundela player, Murray decided to pass it all the way back to his keeper, who was slightly off his line. However, instead of just gently rolling it to him, Murray thumps it and it flies past the keeper - much to the disgust of his Cliftonville team-mates who looked equally horrified and shocked.

Thankfully for Murray, his side managed to win the game with a brace from David McDaid to see the team through to the next round. However, there is now some debate on how far out the own goal was, with Cliftonville reckoning that it was even further out than 30 yards! 

 

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