English Premier League game four was played last weekend. Liverpool defeated Leicester City 2-1 away from home to stay top of the table with 12 points. Chelsea and surprise package Watford also won their fourth matches keep the Reds within reach. Pep Guardiola side Manchester City narrowly overcame Newcastle United to stay fourth ahead of Tottenham Hotspurs. Manchester United is back to winning ways with a 2-0 away victory against Burnley. Arsenal entertained us with a 3-2 win on the road against Cardiff City. All European Leagues will break for two weeks to allow the return of international football since the World Cup. Today, we take a look at seven all-time quickest strikes in Premier League history.
7. Asmir Begovic- 13 seconds
Former Stoke City goalkeeper and current Bournemouth takes position seven on the list. This is interesting because you don’t expect a man far away to score a goal so early in the open play. On this day in 2013, the shot-stopper cleared the ball and luckily for him, it bounced just in front of his opposite number Artur Boruc of Southampton. The ball rolled over and just like that, a 91.9 meters strike ended at the back of the net.
6. Chris Sutton- 13 seconds
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) April 16, 2018
In 1995, Allan Shearer was playing for Blackburn Rovers and he partnered the deadly Chris Sutton. They lifted the Premier League title that year. On this day, they visited Everton. The referee blew the whistle but before he could adjust his watch the score was 1-0. Sutton scored the opener after only 13 seconds to silence the noisy Goodison Park. The match ended 2-1 in favor of the visitors.
5. Dwight Yorke- 13 seconds
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
Athletico 2 Celtic 0 – come on lads…up your game! The fans deserve so much more especially as they are so awesome in their support! #cfc
— Mark Anthony Viduka (@MarkAViduka) September 15, 2011
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.