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It probably won't happen again - Eriksen revels in 11-second strike

Tottenham were ahead inside 11 seconds against Manchester United and goalscorer Christian Eriksen knows it is unlikely to be repeated.

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01 Feb 2018, 13:48 IST
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Tottenham's Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen revelled in his "perfect" return to the Tottenham team after his first-minute opener set the tone for Wednesday's 2-0 win over Manchester United.

The Denmark international had missed the last two matches through illness but made up for lost time in style at Wembley, sweeping a first-touch finish beyond David de Gea with just 11 seconds on the clock.

It was not quite the fastest goal in Premier League history - that still belongs to former Spurs defender Ledley King, who scored inside 10 seconds at Bradford City in 2000 - and Eriksen knows he is unlikely to ever have a chance to usurp that record.

"It's the perfect way to come back - to score with your first touch!" he told the club's official website.

"It's never happened before and probably won't happen again, but it was a very good start.

"Everything fell perfectly for me, even the ball was laying down there nice and quiet and all I had to do was step up and kick it in - the perfect start to a very good game."

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