24 Apr 2019

Long snares fastest goal in EPL history

1:25 pm on 24 April 2019

Southampton striker Shane Long has scored the fastest goal in English Premier League history, netting after just seven seconds against Watford at Vicarage Road.

The 32-year-old wrote his name in the record books on Tuesday when he charged down a Craig Cathcart clearance before running through on goal and lobbing the ball calmly over goalkeeper Ben Foster.

Southampton striker Shane Long

Southampton striker Shane Long Photo: Southampton FC

Long snatched the record from former Tottenham Hotspur defender Ledley King, who scored after 9.9 seconds against Bradford in 2000.

Alan Shearer scored the third-fastest goal, in 10.4 seconds, for Newcastle against Manchester City in 2003.

Long's goal was his third in the last four games, although the 32-year-old has netted on just one other occasion in all competitions this season.

Tottenham's Ledley King

Tottenham's Ledley King Photo: Photosport