Shane Long’s season’s fastest goal fails to send them to safety from the relegation zone

Watford who are sitting at position eight entertained Southampton in the Premier League, which ended in favour of the visitors who were nearing the relegation point.

Watford who has 49 points in the eighth position as their opponents, Everton, failed to go up them after losing to Southampton has 36 points in 16th place, a relegation threatened point.

Southampton striker Shane Long scored the fastest goal in Premier League history when he netted after 7.69 seconds against Watford on Tuesday.

Long’s goal came straight after the Hornets kicked off as he blocked a Craig Cathcart clearance before lifting the ball over Ben Foster.

It broke the record held by Ledley King for 19 years. The former Tottenham defender scored after 9.82 seconds against Bradford in December 2000.

The goal was just Long’s fourth of the season, with three of those coming in his past four appearances.

But the side could not hold to the last minute as Watford equalized through
Andre Gray’s effort which flew into the roof of the net in the dying minutes of the match giving the two sides share of the spoils.

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