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# Double figures
Richard Dunne's 10 record-breaking Premier League own-goals
We relive the ex-Ireland defender’s goalscoring at the wrong end after he reached the milestone yesterday.

RICHARD DUNNE MADE a bit of unfortunate history on Sunday by becoming the first player in Premier League history to score ten own goals.

The former Ireland defender bundled the ball into his own net as Liverpool snatched a late 3-2 win over bottom-placed QPR to take his tally to double figures. He now holds the record from Jamie Carragher, who has seven.

Incredibly, it is just one short of regular PL goals he has scored in his 17-year professional career with Everton, Manchester City, Aston Villa and QPR.

Here is a list of all ten:

December 28, 2004 – Manchester City 1-1 West Bromwich Albion

After Nicolas Anelka had put City ahead with an excellent free-kick, a long ball down field comes off Dunne’s shin and catches David James off-guard. Skip to 1:05:

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February 13, 2005 – Manchester City 0-2 Manchester United

Wayne Rooney put United ahead in the Manchester derby before Dunne doubled the visitors’ lead by diverting a Rooney cross into the back of the net. Skip to 00:58:

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October 21, 2006 – Wigan Athletic 4-0 Manchester City

In a 4-0 hammering by Wigan, City skipper Dunne heads past Nicky Weaver from Josip Skoko’s free-kick into the box. Skip to 00:20:

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April 5, 2008 – Manchester City 0-2 Chelsea

While trying to intercept a square-ball from former team-mate Anelka, the defender beats Joe Hart at his near post.

Dunne og Chelsea

October 20, 2008 – Newcastle United 2-2 Manchester City

Dunne volleys a spectacular volley into the top corner while attempting to clear Geremi’s corner as the ten men of Newcastle earn a draw with Mark Hughes’ side. Stephen Ireland, Shola Ameobi and Robinho were the other goalscorers that day.

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November 2, 2008 – Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Manchester City

Leading 1-0 with two minutes remaining, Bolton double that advantage when Dunne scores while cutting out a pass from Ricardo Gardner to Kevin Davies.

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May 9, 2010 – Aston Villa 0-1 Blackburn Rovers

Dunne heads home a whipped cross by Martin Olsson as Rovers nick a late win at Villa Park.

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October 23, 2010 – Sunderland 1-0 Aston Villa

Steed Malbranque’s good work out wide is rewarded when Dunne and defensive partner James Collins get their wires crossed.

Dunne og Villa

Septemeber 25, 2011 – QPR 1-1 Aston Villa

The Rs snatch a point in injury time thanks to an unfortunate bounce off the leg of Dunne after Barry Bannan had opening the scoring for Villa from the penalty spot.

Dunne og QPR

October 19, 2014 – QPR 2-3 Liverpool

With the game still scoreless, Raheem Sterling’s quick thinking provides Glen Johnson with space to cross and Dunne can’t adjust his body quick enough to prevent himself from scoring with Mario Balotelli lurking at the back post.

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(h/t: Footballburp)

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