Breaking: Southampton player scores fastest ever goal against Watford at EPL




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Southampton’s Shane Long scores fastest ever premier league goal after eight seconds against Watford FC.

Long fired Southampton into the lead at Vicarage Road virtually from kick-off to leave the home crowd stunned.

The 32-year-old was on target to write his name in the record books as Saints got off to a blistering start against the Hornets.

In doing so, he took the title from Tottenham legend Ledley King, who found the back of the net in 9.9 seconds against Bradford.

That effort in 2000 looked to have been almost impossible to beat – but now Long has shattered it in emphatic style.

And amazingly the goal was scored when home side Watford actually kicked off the game themselves.

The ball was passed straight back to defender Craig Cathcart, who took a touch and looked upfield to try to pick out a teammate with a pass.

But Long was quick to pressure his opponent, and charged down Cathcart’s clearance to put himself clean through on goal.

The Republic of Ireland international kept his composure to lift his shot past Hornets keeper Ben Foster into the net.

The goal came so quickly that hundreds of supporters were still making their way to their seats having just missed the kick-off.

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