FOOTBALL: Shane Long did not have time
Southampton striker Shane Long scored the fastest goal in the history of the Premier League after 7 seconds of play Tuesday in Watford (1-1) during a game in the 31st day. Long opened the scoring with a clearance from Watford defender Craig Cathcart, just after the kickoff, before lobbing Ben Foster, the Hornets goalkeeper. The previous record came from Tottenham defender Ledley King, who scored 9 seconds and nine tenths of a game in 2000 against Bradford.
Mdr Shane Long il avait pas le temps hier 😳 pic.twitter.com/e4nNEtnvDG
— Winner Fabric (@WinnerFabricFR) April 24, 2019
This goal from Shane Long, 32, is only his fourth since the start of the season. “It’s a record, is not it? Asked Long with a big smile on Sky Sports News after the meeting. “We wanted to put them under pressure from the kickoff. […] It’s nice to have such a record but it would have been better if it had been the goal of the victory, “continued the striker. Indeed, Andre Gray equalized for Watford at the … 90 minute, in this meeting where it was necessary neither to arrive late, nor to leave in advance.