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Dunk sets unwelcome own-goal mark

14 Aug 2017
Lewis Dunk, Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton captain becomes only second player to score an own goal on debut on the opening day

Lewis Dunk suffered an unlucky Premier League debut for Brighton & Hove Albion in the 2-0 defeat by Manchester City.

The Brighton captain had helped his defence keep City at bay for 70 minutes, before Sergio Aguero broke the deadlock and then Dunk headed into his own net.

It meant Dunk became only the seventh player to score an own goal on his Premier League debut.

He was only the second to do so on opening day, since Richard Johnson for Watford in a 3-2 home defeat by Wimbledon in 1999/00.

Dunk will be hoping for more luck when Brighton travel to Leicester City on Saturday.

Own goals on PL debut

Player Team Opp Date
John Pemberton SHU MCI Nov 1992
Chris Swailes IPS AVL Apr 1995
Jacob Laursen DER MCI Aug 1996
Richard Johnson WAT WIM Aug 1999
Martin Cranie SOU CHE May 2004
Dean Ashton NOR AVL Jan 2005
Lewis Dunk BHA MCI Aug 2017


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