Long nets in seven seconds to break Ledley King record
Last Updated: 23/04/19 11:41pm
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.
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.
“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!