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Saints' Long scores fastest goal in Premier League history

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Saints' Long scores fastest goal in Premier League history
Soccer Football - Premier League - Watford v Southampton - Vicarage Road, Watford, Britain - April 23, 2019 Southampton's Shane Long scores their first goal Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers   -   Copyright  ANDREW BOYERS(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – Southampton striker Shane Long scored the fastest goal in Premier League history on Tuesday, netting after just seven seconds against Watford at Vicarage Road.

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

Long snatched the record from former Tottenham 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.

(Reporting by Rik Sharma; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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