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

Scott Newman

#3 Alan Shearer: 10.52 seconds for Newcastle United vs. Manchester City – 2002/03

Despite hanging up his boots way back in 2006, Alan Shearer remains the Premier League’s all-time top goalscorer with a crazy total of 260 goals, putting him 52 strikes ahead of his nearest rival in the scoring stakes – Everton and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney.

It seems fitting then that he’d have one of the fastest goals in the history of the competition to his name, too.

Shearer was actually facing off with one of his former managers – Newcastle legend Kevin Keegan, who was then in charge of a pre-Abu Dhabi takeover Manchester City – when he scored his sub-11 second goal in January 2003.

This time the goal didn’t come from a long punt down the field, but from a serious error from City goalkeeper Carlo Nash.

City’s defence rolled the ball back to Nash from the kick-off, but despite having plenty of time, the keeper dithered with his clearance for way too long, and ended up kicking the ball directly into the path of the onrushing Shearer.

It came as no surprise to see Shearer eagerly intercept it and roll it into the empty net. Even for a man who made scoring look simple, this was a ridiculously easy goal that should never have been gifted to him.

Edited by Arvind Sriram
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