Stats: Martin Skrtel joins dubious club of players with most own goals in Premier League
Manchester City and Liverpool went into the final matchday of the Premier League with the title hanging in the balance. City needed a win or a draw to secure the title whereas nothing other than a win would bring the first Premier League era title to the Merseyside.
Liverpool had to get past Newcastle to keep their title hopes alive while they needed West Ham to produce a miracle at the Etihad against City. But the Reds went behind in the first half after their defender, Martin Skrtel, scored an own goal to instill panic among the Anfield supporters.
In the end, Manchester City comfortably saw off West Ham and were crowned as Premier League champions of 2013/14 season while an air of disappointment spread around the Anfield Arena as Liverpool fell short despite coming from behind to win 2-1 against a 9-man Newcastle United side.
It was Skrtel’s fourth own goal of the season and fifth in his Premier League career. He makes it into the wrong record book of all-time top own goal scorers alongside his club predecessor Jamie Carragher, United’s Rio Ferdinand and Everton’s Phil Jagielka among many others.