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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) Player Match Season
07.69 Shane Long Watford v Southampton 2018/19
09.82 Ledley King Bradford City v Spurs 2000/01
10.52 Alan Shearer Newcastle v Man City 2002/03
10.54 Christian Eriksen Spurs v Man Utd 2017/18
11.90 Mark Viduka Charlton v Leeds 2000/01
12.16 Dwight Yorke Coventry v Aston Villa 1995/96
12.94 Chris Sutton Everton v Blackburn 1994/95
13.48 Kevin Nolan Blackburn v Bolton 2003/04
13.52 James Beattie Chelsea v Southampton 2004/05
13.64 Asmir Begovic Stoke v Southampton 2013/14

See: Premier League records

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