We all love a quick goal especially if it is your very own club, be you supporting it or even playing at your own club. We have decided to go a step further and take a look at the top 5 fastest Premier League goals of all time.
- Shane Long (Southampton v Watford, 2019, 7.39 seconds ) – Firstly, It is our very own Shane Long that sets the record for the fastest Premier League goal of all time. As you can see from the clip below long closed down an attempted clearance from Craig Cathcart before racing through on goal and finishing to the net. Nevertheless, Long remains at Southampton despite been linked to other clubs over the past few seasons.
2. Ledley King (Tottenham v Bradford,2000, 9.82 seconds) – This was the first ever goal in the Premier League era to break the 10 second barrier. Furthermore, Kings effort as can be seen from the clip below was from around 30 yards out but it looks as though a deflection occured. . Not bad for a defender !
3. Alan Shearer (Newcastle v Man City, 10.52 seconds, 2003)
The Geordie Legend enjoyed a superb career at Newcastle. His goals of 10.52 seconds was not far away from been 4th on the list. Shearer scored over 200 goals in the Premier League. This a superb goal. Shearer as all good strikers do don’t give up the cause. He blocked down the goalkeeper and the ball went straight into the net.
4. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham v Man United, 10.54 seconds, 2018,)
Denmark international Christian Eriksen makes the list at number just 0.02 of Alan Shearer’s 3rd place. Eriksen got on the scoresheet after just 10.54 seconds at Wembley. The long delivery was made which found Harry Kane who flicked the ball on to the path of Eriksen who finished past David De Gea. As you can see the United crowd and manager at the time Jose Mourinho were in shock. How times change Jose !
5. Mark Viduka (Leeds v Charlton, 11.90 seconds, 2001)
Australian Mark Viduka opened the scoring after just 11.90 seconds at Elland Road. But we all know the type of player Viduka was. He had a long career in England, he also went on to play for Middlesbrough and Newcastle. Moreover, He retired from the game in 2009. The Aussies record was played 409 games scored 203, not a bad return. He completes the top 5 premier league goals list.