Shane Long: Southampton striker scores quickest goal in Premier League history – BBC Sport

Shane Long: Southampton striker scores quickest goal in Premier League history - BBC Sport

Shane Long makes Premier League history with fastest-ever goal

Southampton striker Shane Long scored the fastest goal in Premier League history when he netted after 7.69 seconds against Watford on Tuesday.

Longs goal came straight after the Hornets kicked off as he blocked a Craig Cathcart clearance before lifting the ball over Ben Foster.

The goal was just Longs fourth of the season, with three of those coming in his past four appearances.

Saints are back in action tonight against Watford Ralph Hasenhuttl will be looking for a response from his side after their 3-1 defeat to Newcastle last Saturday SAINTS: Gunn, Stephens, Bednarek, Yoshida, Bertrand, Romeu (Lemina 73), Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong (Sims 67), Redmond, Long (Valery 78). GOALS: Long 1 WATFORD: Foster, Janmaat, Cathcart (Femenia 46), Kabasele, Masina, Hughes (Success 77), Doucoure, Capoue, Pereyra, Gray, Deulofeu.

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