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On 30-Oct-2012, Arsenal defeated Reading with an incredible score of 7-5. A more astonishing fact is that 4 goals were scored in Extra-time.

Is this the record for the most number of goals in extra-time, in a single game? If not, which match holds the record?

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I have heard of six being scored in extra time in the FA Cup fixture Leyton Orient v Droylesden, Orient scoring all six in winning 8 - 2. This took place on 7 December 2010. There is a match report on the BBC: BBC NEWS

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That's an incredible match, but I think the question was about goals scored in injury time, not just in overtime. – Michael Myers Dec 3 '12 at 16:23
@MichaelMyers - The original question and this answer both use the phrase "extra time". Seems like one or both need to clarify the distinction? – pjmorse Dec 5 '12 at 1:53
@pjmorse: In the Arsenal-Reading match, 4 goals were scored in injury time and 4 goals were scored in overtime (two of them in injury time), so it could be either. Since Orangecrush accepted this answer, it seems my interpretation was wrong. – Michael Myers Dec 5 '12 at 5:09
Yes, I wanted to know the maximum goals that were scored in extra time, after the game ended in a draw at the end of normal time (90 minutes + injury time). – Orangecrush Dec 6 '12 at 9:51
Overtime or extra time is defined here, and is distinct from injury time. – Daniel Daranas Jul 25 '13 at 14:12

Arsenal and reading 4 goals in overtime isn't a new record.

Most goals scored in extra time in FIFA World cup was 5 goals in the match between Italy vs West Germany on 1970.


I couldn't find any match with more than 5 goals scored in extra time..

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I saw a thread in Tony's Nonleague Matters forum mentioning two more matches with six goals in extra time:

  • 2006 Welsh Cup between Queens Park and Brymbo - from 2-2 to 3-7 (link)
  • 1995 FA Cup tie between Walsall and Torquay - from 3-3 to 8-4 (link)
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Late reply, but I found a match with 7 goals in extra time: DFB Pokal (German Cup), 1974-10-26, between Viktoria Köln and TSG Usingen - from 0-0 to 6-1 (link, link).

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