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VIDEO: Sunderland’s Vergini scores the best own goal you will ever see

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Sunderland’s manager Gus Poyet shouts instruction to his team during the English Premier League match against Swansea at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England Saturday Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Owen Humphreys/PA ) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE


After 12 minutes of Southampton’s game with Sunderland on Saturday, one of the most bizarre moments in Premier League history occurred.

Santiago Vergini etched his name into PL folklore with this unbelievable own goal.

The Sunderland defender came in from right back position to close down Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, but Vergini hammered his clearance towards his own net and the ball went straight into the top corner.

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If that strike was at the other end, it would have been an absolute cracker. Instead, Sunderland’s players, fans and their manager Gus Poyet held their heads in disbelief as Vergini’s effort flew past his own goalkeeper to put the Saints ahead.

Watch the craziness in the video above. Is that the best own goal you have ever seen?

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