Southampton striker Shane Long scored the fastest goal in Premier League history as he netted after just 7.69 seconds of his side’s match at Watford on Wednesday.Long’s record-breaking goal came immediately after the kick-off when he blocked a clearance from Watford defender Craig Cathcart, allowing the Republic of Ireland international to dink a cool finish over Ben Foster.Stream over 50 sports live & anytime on your TV or favourite device with KAYO SPORTS. The biggest Aussie sports and the best from overseas. Just $25/month. No lock-in contract. Get your 14 day free trial >The 32-year-old’s strike surpassed the previous fastest Premier League goal, scored by Tottenham defender Ledley King in 9.9 seconds against Bradford in December 2000.Round 37Visit Match CentreVisit Match CentreVisit Match CentreVisit Match CentreVisit Match CentreVisit Match CentreVisit Match CentreVisit Match CentreVisit Match CentreVisit Match CentreIt was only Long’s fourth goal of the season for struggling Southampton, with three of those now coming in his last four appearances.The fastest ever PL goal0:50King was watching Tottenham’s game against Brighton on Tuesday when he discovered that his 19-year record had been broken.After King’s goal, the next fastest strike in Premier League history was scored by Alan Shearer after 10.52 seconds for Newcastle against Manchester City in 2003.Christian Eriksen scored after 10.54 seconds for Tottenham against Manchester United last season.FASTEST GOALS IN PREMIER LEAGUE HISTORY07.69 Shane LongWatford v SOUTHAMPTON2018-1909.82 Ledley KingBradford City v SPURS2000-0110.52 Alan ShearerNEWCASTLE v Man City2002-0310.54 Christian EriksenSPURS v Man Utd2017-1811.90 Mark VidukaCharlton v LEEDS2000-01Long’s historic goal didn’t prove to be the winner at Vicarage Road after Gray’s 90th minute equaliser for the FA Cup finalists but nonetheless moved them six points from the relegation zone with three matches remaining.“It’s a record, is it?” Long told Sky Sports News with a grin after the game.“Straight from the kick-off we wanted to put them under pressure. 99 times out of a hundred you block it and it doesn’t work but this time it did.“It’s nice to have a record like that, but it would have been nicer if it was the winning goal.”Hornets & Saints share spoils1:30



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