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Shane Long scores fastest goal in Premier League history | Football News

Long nets in seven seconds to break Ledley King record

Last Updated: 23/04/19 11:41pm








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Shane Long scored seven seconds from kick off against Watford to give Southampton the lead whilst also becoming the fastest Premier League goal in history.

Shane Long scored seven seconds from kick off against Watford to give Southampton the lead whilst also becoming the fastest Premier League goal in history.

Shane Long scored the fastest goal in Premier League history for Southampton at Watford on Tuesday.

The Saints striker gambled on Craig Cathcart’s crossfield pass moments after kick-off, before finishing coolly for the milestone goal.

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Highlights from Watford’s draw against Southampton in the Premier League.

Highlights from Watford’s draw against Southampton in the Premier League.

Long’s strike – timed at just seven seconds by Opta – beat the previous record of 9.9 seconds set by Ledley King for Tottenham at Bradford in the 2000/01 season.

Fastest Premier League goals (Opta)

Player Game Season Goal time (sec, ms)
Shane Long Watford vs SOUTHAMPTON 2018/19 7
Ledley King Bradford vs TOTTENHAM 2000/01 9.84
Alan Shearer NEWCASTLE vs Man City 2002/03 10.52
Christian Eriksen TOTTENHAM vs Man Utd 2017/18 10.52
Mark Viduka Charlton vs LEEDS 2000/01 11.92
Dwight Yorke Coventry vs ASTON VILLA 1995/96 12.2
Chris Sutton Everton vs BLACKBURN 1994/95 12.96
Kevin Nolan Blackburn vs BOLTON 2003/04 13.48
James Beattie Chelsea vs SOUTHAMPTON 2004/05 13.52
Asmir Begovic STOKE vs Southampton 2013/14 13.64

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl was very pleased with his striker’s aggression.

He said: “The message today was to be very aggressive from the first minute, and I think Long listened very well.

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Ralph Hasenhüttl said he was disappointed that his side didn’t hold on for all three points against Watford – but admitted he was pleased to gain an important draw.

Ralph Hasenhüttl said he was disappointed that his side didn’t hold on for all three points against Watford – but admitted he was pleased to gain an important draw.

“I think he is in a fantastic moment of form, he’s in really good shape and deserved to play from the beginning.

“He’s not famous for goalscoring, but it’s fantastic.”

Watch Long’s quickfire strike in the video above!

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