Southampton's Shane Long scores in seven seconds for quickest goal in Premier League history

Posted in 24 April 2019

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History was made in the Premier League on Tuesday. Shane Long, striker for Southampton, scored a goal just seven seconds into Southampton's game against Watford.

Scoring seven seconds into a soccer game is impressive enough, but that he managed to do it off of Watford's kickoff required the perfect blend of luck and talent.

Just beautiful. Unless you're a Watford fan, of course. Long's goal, which officially came 7.69 seconds into the game, beat the old record by over two seconds. The previous record was set by Ledley King in 2000, when he scored for Tottenham just 9.82 seconds into their game against Bradford.

King's record stood for 19 years, but there were a few close calls in the meantime.