Dunk equals Premier League record for own goals in a season

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The defender was unlucky for the fourth time this season when a shot bounced off of him and in, but it did little to dampen his side's day

Brighton and Hove Albion's Lewis Dunk equalled the record number of own goals scored in a single Premier League season by netting his fourth against Swansea City on Saturday.

The centre-back's misfortune ultimately counted for little as Brighton ran out comfortable 4-1 winners to end Swansea's 10-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

But he did earn unfortunate share of history when he got in the way of Tammy Abraham's long-range effort five minutes from time.

The ball took a hefty touch off Dunk and flew past the helpless Mat Ryan, giving Swansea the slightest glimmer of hope before Jurgen Locadia restored the three-goal advantage.

It was Dunk's fourth own goal of the season, following unintended efforts against Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool.

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He moves level with Martin Skrtel, who set the record during the 2013-14 season at Liverpool.

After Saturday's victory, Brighton move up to 12th place in the Premier League and four points above Swansea, who occupy the final relegation spot. 

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