5 active Premier League players who have scored the most own goals
Own goals are an extremely unfortunate way to concede. Defenders generally score a few own goals in their career. The Premier League era has seen some excellent defenders ply their trade and score a few forgettable own goals in their playing career.
This embarrassing stat might be a deflection in terms of the overall quality the players might have possessed but as they say- a goal is a goal!
This list checks out the current players with the highest own goals in their career in the Premier League era. Some of these men were solid for the most part, while others were error-prone.
#5 Phil Bardsley (3 own goals)
The Burnley right-back began his career at Manchester United but failed to make a lasting impression, instead going on loan to five different clubs including Rangers and Burnley.
He finally quit Old Trafford in 2008 to join Sunderland. He was a loyal servant for the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light spending six seasons in the North East. He watched as Sunderland improved under Martin O'Neill and then began the journey downwards under a succession of managers.
His record of three own goals in the Premier League is shabby but not shameful, being quite a distance away from historical Own goal leader- Richard Dunne on 10 own goals. Bardsley has also played for Stoke City in the Premier League and looks set for a prolonged spell at Burnley despite not being a regular starter.