Philip Billing struck one of the fastest goals in Premier League history when AFC Bournemouth opened the scoring after just nine seconds against Arsenal.
The Cherries broke down the right side right from kick-off and stunned the Emirates Stadium crowd with a cross from Dango Ouattara that caught out the Arsenal defence for Billing to apply a simple finish.
Opta, the Premier League's official data supplier, timed the goal at 9.11 seconds.
That makes it the second-fastest goal in Premier League history. It is over a second more than Shane Long's goal on 23 April 2019 for Southampton at Watford. That was timed at only 7.69 seconds from kick-off.
It goes into the No 2 slot ahead of the goal that defender Ledley King scored after 9.82 seconds for Tottenham Hotspur at Bradford City in the 2000/01 season.
Interestingly, eight of the 10 fastest goals have been scored by the away team.
|07.69||Shane Long||Watford v Southampton||2018/19|
|09.11||Philip Billing||Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth||2022/23|
|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|