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Doucoure makes 2022/23 a record season for early goals

8 May 2023
Brighton & Hove Albion v Everton FC - Premier League

Everton midfielder scores third-fastest goal of season and takes total of first-minute goals to 10

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Abdoulaye Doucoure's goal for Everton after 34 seconds at Brighton & Hove Albion was the third-fastest goal of the Premier League season. 

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Only Philip Billing and Carlos Alcaraz have scored earlier in a match in 2022/23. 

It also means there have been a total of 10 goals in the first minute of matches this season, more than in any previous campaign in PL history. 

Fastest goals this season 
Player Match Goal time
Philip Billing ARS 3-2 BOU 0.09
Carlos Alcaraz ARS 3-3 SOU 0.27
Abdoulaye Doucoure BHA 1-5 EVE 0.34
Dwight McNeil EVE 1-0 BRE 0.36
Bobby De Cordova-Reid FUL 3-2 BRE 0.45
Alexis Mac Allister BHA 1-2 AVL 0.49
Kelechi Iheanacho BHA 5-2 LEI 0.53
Jack Grealish WOL 0-3 MCI 0.55
Wilfried Gnonto MUN 2-2 LEE 0.56
Gabriel Martinelli ARS 3-2 LIV 0.58

Doucoure's strike was also the earliest Premier League goal Brighton have ever conceded, and the fastest Everton have scored in the competition since Tom Davies struck after 30 seconds against Leicester City in April 2017. 

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