Shane Long etched his name into Premier League history when he netted in less than eight seconds in Southampton's 1-1 draw with Watford on Tuesday.
It was the fastest goal that the division has ever seen, but there have been plenty of others who have come close to breaking this record before Long.
Here are the FIVE fastest goals in Premier League history.
5. Mark Viduka (11.90 Seconds vs Charlton, March 2001)
The year was 2001 and it was quite a successful season for Leeds United, who finished in the top 4 in the Premier League, but just narrowly missed the top 3, which would get them into Champions League qualifications. Still, their season was filled with some memorable moments, one of which stood out and is still standing out. We are talking about the goal against Charlton Athletic, which was produced by Mark Viduka who needed only 11.90s to do so. By no means, a hall of fame player, Mark “The Duke” Viduka was still and still is one of the rare Australian players who left a mark in the EPL.
An 11.90s goal, which even after 18 years still holds the no.5 spot sadly has no video posted online, however, with the Premier League officially making it one of the fastest goals in the league’s history we will believe it did happen.
4. Christian Eriksen (10.54 Seconds vs Man Utd, January 2018)
Yet again, another speculative punt forwards leads to an early goal. This time it was Tottenham Hotspur who profited when they faced Manchester United in early 2018.
Harry Kane's flick found Dele Alli in the penalty area, who laid the ball backwards into the path of the onrushing
Christian Eriksen , who showed his composure to slot the ball home and give his side the lead at Wembley Stadium.
However, this isn't even Spurs' fastest Premier League goal. Scelebration
3. Alan Shearer (Newcastle ) vs Manchester City – January 18, 2003 (10.52 seconds)
Newcastle icon Shearer charged down goalkeeper Carlo Nash’s attempted clearance before converting the loose ball from a narrow angle.
You wouldn’t expect anything less from the Premier League’s all-time record goalscorer.
Newcastle legend Alan Shearer toasted his goal inside 11 seconds against Man City with his trademark celebration.
2. Ledley King (Tottenham) vs Bradford City – December 9, 2000 (9.82 seconds)
Up until Long's effort last year, King had held onto the record for almost two decades having netted for Tottenham Hotspur against Bradford City in December 2000.
While King's strike from distance took a significant deflection, there was no way that the defensive-minded player was not going to claim it.
1. Shane Long (Southampton) vs Watford – April 23 2019 (7.69 seconds)
Irishman Long showed killer instinct to give Southampton the lead, blocking a Craig Cathcart clearance from a Watford kick off before hooking the ball over Ben Foster.
It looked like the visitors would hold on to a valuable three points before Andre Gray struck deep into stoppage time to earn the Hornets a share of the spoils.
Shane Long, left, gets set to put Southampton ahead against Watford last April
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