AFC Bournemouth shocked Arsenal on Saturday by taking the lead after just 9 seconds — but Phillip Biling’s effort falls just short of the quickest Premier League goal on record.
Here is the top 5:
5. Christian Eriksen, 10.54 seconds
Eriksen might play for Manchester United now, but this goal came in Tottenham Hotspur colours at home to United in January 2018.
4. Alan Shearer, 10.52 seconds
The Premier League’s all-time leading goal scorer wouldn’t want to miss out on this list, and he duly obliges thanks to a goal scored at home to Manchester City in January 2003.
3. Ledley King, 9.82 seconds
The second Tottenham player to make the list, with centre-back King scoring early into an away game at Bradford City in December 2000.
2. Phillip Biling, 9 seconds
The Bournemouth player stunned the Emirates by scoring when many seats in the North London stadium were still empty.
1. Shane Long, 7.69 seconds
The Southampton striker needed just 7.69 seconds to open the scoring for the Saints away at Watford in April 2019.
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