Shane Long Scores The Fastest Goal In Premier League History

The opening seven seconds of today’s Premier League fixture between Europa League hopefuls Watford and relegation-threatened Southampton DID NOT DISAPPOINT. A lot of supporters inside Vicarage Road hadn’t even made it to their seats by the time Shane Long opened the scoring for the Saints. Clocked at just seven seconds, it’s the fastest goal in Premier League history. 

The previous mark was held by Tottenham’s Ledley King, who scored with a deflected effort against Bradford back in 2000 inside 9.7 seconds. 

The Fastest Goal In Premier League History: Shane Long At Seven Seconds 

Other blistering openings in PL history include Alan Shearer scoring in 10 seconds against Manchester City back in 2003, Mark Viduka taking 11 seconds to notch for Leeds United against Charlton and Christian Eriksen burying one against Manchester United in 11 seconds back in January of last year.

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