Emi Martinez creates this embarrassing record during Aston Villa’s draw against Liverpool

After Aston Villa and Liverpool drew 3–3, Emiliano Martinez has broken an undesirable all-time Premier League record.

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With a late brace from Jhon Duran, Villa overcame a 3-1 deficit to earn a vital point in their Champions League quest.

Even though Spurs have a mathematical chance to catch them, Unai Emery’s team is still in a solid position heading into the season finale against a Crystal Palace team that is playing well.

Nobody could have been more relieved to witness the dramatic comeback than Villa goalkeeper Martinez, who made a monumental mistake.

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After a cross from Harvey Elliott bounced off Pau Torres, the Argentine let the ball drop into his own net two minutes into the match at Villa Park.

The former Arsenal player accidentally knocked the ball while frantically attempting to recover it as the ball swerved away from him.

The World Cup winner was understandably perplexed by what had happened after it was determined to be an own goal by Martinez.

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For the goalkeeper, it became even worse because he now owns one of the most unwelcome records in Premier League history.

Martinez is the only goalkeeper to have scored three own goals in the top tier since it became the Premier League in 1992, as TNT Sports has pointed out.

And each of them took place throughout the previous three years. Martinez let the ball go through his own net against Manchester United in 2022, then the following season, against his old team, Arsenal, the ball bounced off the crossbar and off his back.

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He completed his hat-trick with the Liverpool error, which happened on the same night Gary Neville named him to his Premier League Team of the Season.

Taking to Instagram after the draw, Martinez wrote: “Last home game of the season it’s always special to feel all your love and passion. It’s a pleasure to play for this football club we have got 1 more final.”

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