Premier League: Fastest goals in EPL history ranked after Shane Long breaks the record

Scott Newman

#4 Christian Eriksen: 10.54 seconds for Tottenham vs. Manchester United – 2017/18

Tottenham wasted absolutely no time in their January 2018 meeting with Manchester United at Wembley, as they shell-shocked Jose Mourinho’s side by scoring through midfielder Christian Eriksen after just under 11 seconds.

The game was expected to be a tricky one for Champions League-chasing Spurs, as United were attempting to overhaul rivals Manchester City at the top of the table, but in the end it turned out to be a comfortable 2-0 win for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Although it was Eriksen who put the ball into the back of the net, most of the plaudits for the goal went to Dele Alli, who completely threw the United defence off their game with his back-heeled flick into the path of the onrushing Dane to set up the goal.

The move actually originated from kick-off, with a long punt being flicked on to Alli by the head of Harry Kane, and from there the England midfielder caught Chris Smalling napping.

The goal was Eriksen’s 7th in the Premier League that season and remains one of the most memorable Tottenham goals under Pochettino, largely due to the strength of their opponents at the time; the win for Spurs snapped a 8-match unbeaten win for United and marked just their 4th loss of 2017/18 to that point.

Edited by Arvind Sriram
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