Southampton’s Long scores fastest goal in Premier League history

Southampton’s Shane Long scores in seven seconds much to the astonishment of Watford’s Ben Foster. (Reuters)
Updated 24 April 2019
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Southampton’s Long scores fastest goal in Premier League history

  • Long’s record-breaking goal came immediately after the kick-off when he blocked a clearance from Watford defender Craig Cathcart and dinked a cool finish over Ben Foster
  • The 32-year-old’s strike surpassed the previous fastest Premier League goal, scored by Tottenham defender Ledley King in 9.9 seconds against Bradford in 2000

WATFORD, United Kingdom: Southampton striker Shane Long scored the fastest goal in Premier League history as he netted after just seven seconds of his side’s match at Watford on Tuesday.
Long’s record-breaking goal came immediately after the kick-off when he blocked a clearance from Watford defender Craig Cathcart, allowing the Republic of Ireland international to dink a cool finish over Ben Foster.
The 32-year-old’s strike surpassed the previous fastest Premier League goal, scored by Tottenham defender Ledley King in 9.9 seconds against Bradford in 2000.
It was only Long’s fourth goal of the season for struggling Southampton, with three of those now coming in his last four appearances.

 


CEO of Qatar’s BeIn TV channel, former Athletics chief under probe for alleged corruption

Updated 22 May 2019
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CEO of Qatar’s BeIn TV channel, former Athletics chief under probe for alleged corruption

  • Investigating magistrates are considering charging Yousef Al-Obaidly with active corruption
  • There were allegation of corruption in the bidding process for this year’s World Athletics Championships in Doha

PARIS: The boss of Qatari television channel BeIn, Yousef Al-Obaidly, and ex-athletics chief Lamine Diack, have been under investigation since March over alleged corruption in the bidding process for this year’s World Athletics Championships in Doha, sources told AFP on Tuesday.
Investigating magistrates are considering charging Al-Obaidly with active corruption, while Diack will act as a key witness in the matter and will be charged with passive corruption.
The championships take place at the Khalifa International Stadium between September 27 and October 6.
Earlier this week AFP learned that Diack and his son Papa Massata Diack may go on trial in a separate matter, for allegedly obstructing sanctions against Russia for doping in return for payments.
Prosecutors have recommended Diack, who was president of the International Association of Athletics Federations from 1999 to 2015, be tried for corruption and money laundering.