Dubious Goals

You will find differences between goalscorers on this site when compared to other sites. This is because of the many so called dubious goals. The Dubious Goals Committee was set-up in February 1993, a few months after the start of the first Premier League which was August 1992. I have checked the goalscorers on this site with those on the Official Premier League Website. I used the official site as they should have adjusted their scorers in line with the DGC decisions. However, this does not mean this website is 100% accurate. Nor does it mean this site is 100% or any other site because dubious goals are subjective.

The main differences appear to be shots that hit the woodwork then rebound off the keeper into the net. These are clearly own goals but the DGC awarded these type of goals to the attacker. Until that is, this season when they appear to have changed the rules. An example of this is the penalty taken by Baines on 27th Aug 2016. The DGC said this was an own goal by Given as it hit the post and rebounded into the net. There are many examples where the committee have awarded these type of goals to the striker. I don't agree with this as a shot NOT on target cannot be awarded to the shooter. It's unlucky on the keeper but then no player deliberately scores an own goal.

Here is a list of goals where the goalscorer differs on the Premier League site to this one. I'm more than happy to receive any comments.

1992-1993 (22 Aug) Wimbledon 1 Coventry 2
The PL has Gynn as scoring both Coventry goals. This is just a genuine mistake as the scorers were Gynn and Rosario.
1992-1993 (6 Mar) QPR 3 Norwich 1
The PL has the Norwich goal an own goal by Wilson. I believe it was scored by Robins and most other football sites agree.
1993-1994 (1 Jan) Wimbledon 0 Arsenal 3
The PL has Arsenal's 2nd goalscorer as Campbell. It was definately Parlour.
1995-1996 (3 Dec) Wimbledon 3 Newcastle 3
The PL has Newcastle's 3rd goalscorer as Gillespie. Having watches a video of the goal it was definately an own goal by Cunningham.
1995-1996 (3 Dec) Coventry 5 Blackburn 0
The PL has Coventry's 4th goalscorer as Rennie. Having watches a video of the goal it was definately scored by Ndlovu.
1995-1996 (30 Mar) Blackburn 0 Everton 3
The PL has Everton's 2nd goalscorer as an own goal by Marker. Most football sites has this as Kanchelskis and I agree.
1996-1997 (24 Nov) Arsenal 3 Tottenham 1
The PL has Tottenham's only goalscorer as Sinton. The ball hit the post and rebounded in off Lukic. Therefore, own goal.
1996-1997 (1 Mar) Sheff Wed 3 Middlesboro 1
The PL has Middlesboro's only goalscorer as an own goal by Nicol. Most football sites has this as Mustoe and I agree.
1998-1999 (14 Nov) Newcastle 1 Sheff Wed 1
The PL has Sheff Wed's only goalscorer as an own goal by Charvet. Most football sites has this as Rudi and I agree.
1998-1999 (20 Mar) Blackburn 3 Wimbledon 1
The PL has Blackburn's 2nd goalscorer as an own goal by Thatcher. Most football sites has this as Jansen and I agree.
1998-1999 (8 May) Wimbledon 0 Southampton 2
The PL has Southampton's 2nd goalscorer as an own goal by Earle. This was a corner by Le Tissier that appeared to go straight in. Even if Earle did get a touch it did not alter the direction of the ball.
1998-1999 (16 May) West Ham 4 Middlesboro 0
The PL has West Ham's 4th goalscorer as Sinclair. Sinclair's shot hit the bar and bounced onto the line. Di Canio followed up and put the ball in. Club official site also credited goal to Di Canio.
2000-2001 (28 Oct) Ipswich 2 Middlesboro 1
The PL has Middlesboro's only goalscorer as Whelan. Most football sites has this as Gordon and I agree.
2000-2001 (9 Dec) Bradford City 3 Tottenham 3
The PL has Bradford's 1st goalscorer as an own goal by Ferdinand. Most football sites has this as Lawrence and I agree.
2001-2002 (26 Dec) Newcastle 3 Middlesboro 0
The PL has Newcastle's 2nd goalscorer as Bellamy. Most football sites has this as Speed and I agree.
2002-2003 (12 Apr) West Brom 1 Everton 2
The PL has Everton's 1st goalscorer as an own goal by Hoult. Most football sites has this as Weir and I agree.
2004-2005 (20 Apr) Man City 3 Birmingham 0
The PL has Man City's 1st goalscorer as Fowler. Fowler's header hit the post and went in off the keeper. Therefore, own goal by Taylor.
2006-2007 (17 Dec) Everton 2 Chelsea 3
The PL has Chelsea's 1st goalscorer as Ballack. Ballack's shot hit the post and went in off the keeper. Therefore, own goal by Howard.
2009-2010 (12 Sep) Man City 4 Arsenal 2
The PL has Man City's 1st goalscorer as Richards. Richard's header hit the post and went in off the keeper. Therefore, own goal by Almunia.
2010-2011 (11 Dec) West Ham 1 Man City 3
The PL has Man City's 2nd goalscorer as Yaya Toure. Toure's shot hit the post and went in off the keeper. Therefore, own goal by Green.
2010-2011 (20 Dec) Man City 1 Everton 2
The PL has Man City's only goalscorer as Yaya Toure. Toure's shot was going well wide until it hit Jagielka. Therefore it must be an own goal.