Own-Goal of the Day: Iñigo Martínez (Spain U21)

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De Gea...left 'rooted' (Image credit: James Boyes)

As the mooted successor to Edwin van der Sar, young Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is currently operating under enough scrutiny as it is without his teammates dragging him down with them into the undesirable realms of YouTube laughing stock-dom.

Having performed solidly enough during the Red Devils’ 8-2 win over Arsenal last week, the 20-year-old was again largely a spectator as his Spain U21 side won 7-2 at their counterparts from Georgia last Thursday – indeed, they were already 6-0 up by the time Real Sociedad defender Iñigo Martínez executed the following, stunning long-distance backheel over his own goalkeeper…

Football Burp notes with interest the glaring similarity between the perpetrator’s forename and the English phrase “in you go”, something which Soccer AM might want to milk to ‘hilarious’ effect this weekend amidst far more whooping and hollering than is even remotely tolerable to the average Saturday morning hang over.

Click here to watch Football Burp’s Top Ten Hilarious Own-Goals, which we originally compiled in tribute to Carl Jenkinson’s stunner against FC Köln but which we are also happy to trot out again in light of this latest hilarity. 

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