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Own goal ... or own-goal?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by buckweaver, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    As a noun, which is it? Can't find it anywhere.

    Beckham's free kick resulted in an own-goal that gave England a 1-0 win.
    Beckham's free kick resulted in an own goal that gave England a 1-0 win.

    Can we come to a consensus, soccer lovers/haters?
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Funny...AP had own-goal in the agate and own goal in the story.

    Of course, a month from now 99% of Americans won't give a shit, so why worry about it.
  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I'd say "own goal" but that's nothing more than a guess.
  4. markvid

    markvid Guest

    FIFA's web site says own goal.

    And ESPN.com has own goal and own-goal - on the same page.
  5. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

  6. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    yeah, trust the soccer nuts. they should know. not they any of us will give a shit in two weeks, or two hours for that matter
  7. espnguy

    espnguy Member

    It's definitely "own goal."

    Or, you can always change it to make it more politically correct: "he inadvertently knocked the ball into his own net, scoring a point for the opposing team."

    Sure, it's long, but there's no misunderstanding.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It's "own goal" unless used as a modifier, such as:

    Juan Carlos, whose own-goal blunder cost Brazil the World Cup title, was gunned down last night before a cheering crowd.
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