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Shot on target with deflection - a goal or an own goal

In the Premier League, if the shot was clearly on target before the deflection, then it is given as a goal. If there is any doubt as to whether the original shot was on target, then it is passed on to ...
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Shooting at the wrong hoop beyond the three point line

The FIBA rules have defined how points are awarded for an own goal. Article 16.2.2 If a player accidentally scores a field goal in his team’s basket, the goal counts 2 points and shall be recorded as ...
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Is an own goal scored with hand a valid goal?

There are two possible circumstances here: The referee deems the contact between the hand and the ball to hand to be accidental. In this case, play continues as normal and the goal stands. The ...
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Players to score a goal and an own goal in a single World Cup game

Only 2 times a player has scored a goal and an own goal in a single World Cup game. Ernie Brandts in a second-round match against Italy, scored goals for both teams in the same match. 1 Source ...
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Does being the player who kicked the ball, when the opponent scores an own goal, count as an assist?

This will likely depend on which statistics organisation you ask - but the current de facto organisation for sporting stats is probably Opta. According to Opta, an assist is not awarded when an own ...
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Shot on target with deflection - a goal or an own goal

Since I don't have referee's match report this is not a complete answer. Clearly Ramos shot was on target but was given as Merten's own goal, the most likely case was that referee interpreted that as ...
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Highest number of own-goals scored in a game for both teams in football

A deep Internet search didn't point to any match where 4 or more undeliberate own goals were scored in a single game, except Catania's 4 own-goals for Internazionale that was already mentioned in the ...
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Which is the longest own-goal in football?

There have been many 40-yard+ own-goals, in my pick two own-goals that are definitely longer than Inter's Geoffrey Kondogbia is Quevilly Rouen’s player half the pitch own goal for Pau in 3rd French ...
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Is an NHL defender credited with a block if the puck still enters the goal?

It seems that a goal requires counting a shot on goal to the attacker, but a blocked shot is (by definition) not able to be a shot on goal, which makes them exclusionary. That would mean a shot ...
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Game losing goal

Own goals, as a statistic, are rare enough in football that they are not regularly tracked by all competitions, if at all (some do, like the English Premier League). They are not even possible in ...
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Ice-hockey goalie shutout when empty net goal is scored

Although goalies are awarded shutouts when their team wins without conceding a goal, it really is a team event that also counts towards an individual's stats. For example, imagine a goalie getting ...
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Ice-hockey goalie shutout when empty net goal is scored

I don't see a reference explicitly for this in the NHL rules; the NCAA rules do mention shutouts, but don't actually define them - here, for example: Article 3. If two or more goaltenders from the ...
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Why aren't the own goals always awarded to the last attacker

There maybe many reasons, but one of the reason why this can't be given to the last attacker can be understand from this paragraph of this fifa.com article. In the current era, greater prizes are ...
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Can an own goal be scored in field hockey?

In field hockey, a goal can only be scored if the ball is played by an attacker inside the circle, then crosses the goal-line under the crossbar without leaving the circle in between. This applies ...
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Is an NHL defender credited with a block if the puck still enters the goal?

This question begs another one: Credited by who? Every single sports statistics service probably have their own definition for such stuff. For example, in one football app a ball that came back from ...
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