Ben Mee levels Premier League own goal record 1 month ago

Ben Mee levels Premier League own goal record

Burnley defender Ben Mee has equaled the Premier League own goal record with four own goals this season.

A brilliant move between Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison culminated in the latter's shot bouncing off the defender's leg and into the bottom right corner past Tom Heaton in goal.

Everton then extended their lead three minutes later when a Lucas Digne shot was poorly dealt with by Heaton with Seamus Coleman pouncing on his spill to put the ball in the back of the net from close range.

Mee's fourth own goal of the season puts him level with both Martin Škrtel (2013–14) and Lewis Dunk (2017-18) for the most own goals in a single season.

Former Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne holds the Premier League's all-time record for own goals with 10.

Everton can still qualify for the Europa League next season and currently trail seventh placed Wolves by four points and Toffees manager Marco Silva insists that European football will always be a challenge for his side.

“Of course it’s not a moment for us to talk about if Everton qualify or not, we have to keep doing our job, fighting to achieve the points and after we will see the position in the table.

“It’s not something just in our hands, the competition is tight, we have to do our jobs and let’s see.

“We have to play every single season in European competitions for us to keep growing as a club. It has to be always a pleasure, it has to be always a fantastic challenge for us and not a problem.

“When this happens we have to prepare ourselves and the squad, and a deep squad, to prepare to play in both competitions. It will always be a big challenge, never a problem for us.”