An Owen goal is the one scored by striker Michael Owen in the sixth minute of injury time to give Manchester United a 4-3 victory at its Old Trafford home over rival Manchester City in a dramatic and controversial English Premier League game.
An own goal is the one allowed by referee Martin Atkinson, who ignored the minimum four minutes of injury time that had been signaled by his assistant and allowed play to continue for more than 5 1/2 minutes or, as one commentator put it, until Manchester United won.
Manchester City Coach Mark Hughes, a former United player, said his team had been "robbed."
Manchester United Coach Alex Ferguson rubbed salt in the wound by saying, "We have a neighbor and sometimes neighbors are noisy, but what can you do?"
British bookmakers claimed to have lost a million or more on Owen's last-gasp game-winner. As one said, somewhat ruefully: "We can only suppose that time passes more slowly at Old Trafford than anywhere else in the universe."