The fastest goals in Premier League history

3 Jun 2023
Shane Long, Southampton celebration in 2018/19

Find out the top 10 quickest goals scored in the 31 seasons of the Premier League

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There have been some lightning starts to Premier League matches in the 31 years of the competition, but who has scored the fastest goal?

That honour goes to Shane Long, who scored only 7.69 seconds after kick-off on 23 April 2019 for Southampton at Watford

The second-fastest strike came only in the 2022/23 season just finished when Philip Billing scored for AFC Bournemouth against Arsenal after only 9.11 seconds. 

It went 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. 

Top 10 fastest Premier League goals
Time (sec) Player Match Season
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

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