5 of the fastest goals in English Premier League history
It is never too early to score in a game of football. As such, the fastest goal of all time came in just 8.1 seconds. It was scored by Christian Benteke in the World Cup Qualifier 2017 (Belgium 6-0 Gibraltar). A fast goal gives your team an early lead and boosts the confidence of the players.
The nature of these fast goals can differ from sheer complacency on the part of the opponents, to a lucky deflection, to the talent of individual players. Right on this note, let us have a look on the top 5 fastest goals in the history of English Premier League.
#5 Dwight Yorke (1995): 13 seconds
The Smiling Assassin, Dwight Yorke, formed a lethal partnership with Andy Cole at Manchester United, but he made a record of scoring the fastest goal of that time, while he played for Aston Villa.
Mark Draper sent Ian Taylor clear down the right and he put in a perfect cross which Yorke was able to convert after just 13 seconds since kickoff.
The footage of him scoring this goal is hard to find as it is lost in time, but according to reports, it was an outstanding goal.