Own Golazo! Santiago Vergini (Sunderland) vs Southampton | inside World Soccer

Sunderland defender Santiago Vergini scored one of the craziest own goals in Premier League history to gift Southampton the lead at St Mary's on Saturday.

Sunderland started the brighter of the two sides, but all their good work was undone after 12 minutes in bizarre, if not spectacular fashion.

There appeared very little danger when Vergini tried to put the ball out of play from Morgan Schneiderlin inside the area.

The 26-year-old Argentine, though, scuffed his clearance and struck the ball into the corner of his own net with a finish the Southampton players could only dream of scoring.

It was to get worse for the Black Cats and by the end of the afternoon goalkeeper Vito Mannone had been beaten eight times with no reply from the visitors.

"We started off well, we were aggressive - we passed the ball well and then we conceded one of the most difficult goals to try and explain," Sunderland manager Gus Poyet told the club's website.


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