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Long scores fastest goal in Premier League history

24 Apr 2019
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Southampton striker breaks Ledley King's record with effort timed at 7.69 seconds

Shane Long on Tuesday evening scored the quickest goal in Premier League history. 

The Southampton striker took only 7.69 seconds to open the scoring in a 1-1 draw at Watford, breaking the record that former Tottenham Hotspur defender Ledley King had held for nearly 19 years.

Long charged down Craig Cathcart's clearance and pounced on the loose ball to dink over Ben Foster and write his name into the record books.

Top 10 fastest Premier League goals
Time (sec)PlayerMatchSeason
07.69Shane LongWatford v Southampton2018/19
09.82Ledley KingBradford City v Spurs2000/01
10.52Alan ShearerNewcastle v Man City2002/03
10.54Christian EriksenSpurs v Man Utd2017/18
11.90Mark VidukaCharlton v Leeds2000/01
12.16Dwight YorkeCoventry v Aston Villa1995/96
12.94Chris SuttonEverton v Blackburn1994/95
13.48Kevin NolanBlackburn v Bolton2003/04
13.52James BeattieChelsea v Southampton2004/05
13.64Asmir BegovicStoke v Southampton2013/14

See: Premier League records

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