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Fastest goals in the history of English Premier League Premier League 

Fastest goals in the history of English Premier League

  1. Dwight Yorke (1995) (13 seconds):

Yorke had a sensational partnership with Andy Cole during his time at Manchester United. But before earning a transfer to United, Yorke used to play for Aston Villa. It was then that he made a record himself by scoring the fastest goal at that time. Ian Taylor sent Mark Draper clear on the right before Mark made a perfect cross to Yorke who made no mistake in converting it. The goal was scored only 13 seconds after the kick off.

  1. Mark Viduka (2001) (11 seconds):

The Australian striker was a delight to watch especially with his sharp and beautiful finishing upfront. When at Leeds United, the Duke made an impressive start against Charlton Athletic as he coolly capitalized on Alan Smith’s flick to score in just 11 seconds. Viduka with his typical composed finishing made an entry into the record books of both Leeds United and Premier League. He went on to score 59 goals in 130 games for Leeds.

  1. Christian Eriksen (10.5 seconds):

It is just recently that we saw this quick goal scored in the Premier League. Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United faced Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs at Wembley. The North London club have been known to go all guns blazing right from the kick off as they send all their four attacking players running towards the opposition goal to have an instant impact. They were able to do exactly that against United when Kane and Dele Alli failed to enter the scoresheet but the Danish Christian Eriksen capitalized by scoring a curling shot with his left foot to beat past David De Gea in just 10.5 seconds after the kick off.

  1. Alan Shearer (2003) (10.4 seconds):

Alan Shearer was a blessing to the Premier League. Till date, Shearer’s 260 goals scored in the league remains the most number of goals scored. To add to this record, the English striker has one more special record. During his time at Newcastle United, when the Tyneside faced Manchester City, Shearer’s hard work paid off very early in the game. City had passed the ball back to their goalkeeper Carlo Nash who slipped before he tried to clear which allowed Shearer to close him down and score in just 10.4 seconds. Newcastle went on to win that match 2-0.

  1. Ledley King (2000) (9.9 seconds):

It is surprising that a defender holds the record of the fastest goal scored in the Premier League but it is true. Playing against Bradford, King tried his luck from 25 yards out and fortunately for him, it took a deflection off Andy O’Brien to just score in 9.9 seconds. The legendary Spurs defender made history by breaking Andy Cole’s 13 seconds record and till date it has remained intact.

 

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