Premier League title race is now down to Manchester City and Liverpool. This is because it looks very unlikely that Tottenham Hotspurs will pose any serious challenge for the crown after Harry Kane injury and Son absence. However, as we all know, it is not over until the final game in May. Today, we want to take a look at a record many fans are not aware of. We look at all time quickest goals in the history of the league and the ninjas that netted them.
5. Dwight Yorke- 13 seconds
— 90s Football (@90sfootball) December 7, 2014
In 1995, Dwight Yorke was unstoppable; he just wanted to score goals. The match had just started but he needed only 13 seconds to score his first goal against Coventry City. Aston Villa was flying that year and the striker who eventually achieved a lot of success with Manchester United was one of the reasons why. He met Ian Taylor cross perfectly and the final score was 3-0.
4. Mark Viduka- 11.1 seconds
— LEEDS UTD MEMORIES (@LUFCHistory) September 16, 2016
In 2001, Leeds United striker Mark Viduka surprised Charlton Athletics defense with a super goal after only 11.1 seconds. The former Australian international acted on a flick on from Alan Smith to shake the net in record time. Leeds United won the match 2-1.
3. Christian Eriksen- 11.0 seconds
All they needed was 11 seconds!
Christian Eriksen puts Tottenham ahead early against United.
1': Tottenham 1-0 Man United pic.twitter.com/eCm38XRmxu
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) January 31, 2018
On 31st January 2018, Christian Eriksen shocked Manchester United at Wembley with a goal after only 11 seconds. The home side could not have asked for a better start to a match they needed to win. Phil Jones scored an own shortly after to make it 2-0. The Red Devils went on to lose that match. The Dane goal is now the third fastest in Premier League history.