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Begovic goal gets into the record books
5:02pm Sunday 3rd November 2013 in Sport
Asmir Begovic scored the longest-distance goal in Premier League history – and he is in the top five of two other Premier League records.
The Bosnian became only the fifth goalkeeper to score in the Premier League when his 98-yard goal strike landed in the Saints net. He has joined this elite group of four.
Peter Schmeichel – a far-post volley from a corner for Aston Villa v Everton at Goodison Park, October 2001.
Brad Friedel – a last-minute equaliser from six yards, following a corner, for Blackburn Rovers v Charlton, February 2004.
Paul Robinson – a free-kick inside his own half for Spurs v Watford, March 2007.
Tim Howard – a carbon-copy of Begovic’s strike for Everton v Bolton at Goodison Park, January 2012.
Begovic’s goal is also the fourth fastest in Premier League history.
Only these three players have scored in a quicker time than the 12 seconds it took Begovic to get on the scoresheet on Saturday.
Ledley King – 9.9 seconds for Spurs v Bradford City, December 2000.
Alan Shearer – 10.4 seconds for Newcastle v Manchester City, January 2003.
Mark Viduka – 11.1 seconds for Leeds v Charlton, March 2001.
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