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Historic: Long scores fastest goal in English Premier League

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Republic of Ireland and Southampton forward Shane Long scored the fastest goal in English Premier League history in Southampton’s clash with Watford at the Vicarage Road on Tuesday night.

Long had a chance from Craig Cathcart’s clearance and hit it over Ben Foster after just seven seconds.


English defender Ledley King held the previous record when he scored after 10 seconds during Tottenham’s win over Bradford City in 2000.

The 32-year-old had made 23 appearances and scored four goals for Southampton so far this season.