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Long's record goal cancelled out late by Gray

23 Apr 2019
Watford v Southampton

Southampton striker scored fastest goal in PL history but Watford struck in the 90th minute to earn a 1-1 draw

Andre Gray scored a late equaliser to cancel out the fastest goal in Premier League history as Watford claimed a 1-1 draw with Southampton

Shane Long opened the scoring after only 7.69 seconds, charging down Craig Cathcart’s clearance and lifting the ball over Ben Foster.

It beat Ledley King’s record of 9.82 seconds for Tottenham Hotspur at Bradford City in 2000.

Saints could have gone further ahead but after Long missed two more chances and Ryan Bertrand hit a post, they were made to pay. 

Fight to avoid relegation

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
15 BUR 38 -23 40
16 SOU 38 -20 39
17 BHA 38 -25 36
18 CAR 38 -35 34

From Kiko Femenia's 90th-minute cross, the ball hit Daryl Janmaat and fell for Gray to level and move Watford back up to seventh place. 

The point for Southampton means they are six points clear of third-from-bottom Cardiff City with three matches each remaining.

See: Watford reportSouthampton report

Next fixtures

Watford: 27 Apr v Wolves (H)
Southampton: 27 Apr v AFC Bournemouth (H)

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