Long receives 50-goal honour

By SFC Media Wed 24 Apr First team
Photo by Getty Images/Steve Bardens

The Premier League accolades keep coming in for Southampton striker Shane Long.

The forward, who on Tuesday night scored the fastest goal in the competition's history, has been honoured for reaching the milestone of 50 goals in England's top-flight.

Long hit that mark when he netted in the 3-1 home loss to Liverpool earlier this month, becoming only the fourth player from the Republic of Ireland to do so, following in the footsteps of Niall Quinn, Robbie Keane and Damien Duff.

He has since gone on to score twice more in the Premier League, taking his tally to 52, as he was on target in the 3-1 win over Wolves and then struck after only 7.69 seconds in last night's 1-1 draw at Watford.

Shane Long receives his award from Saints Foundation participant Chris How

"I think my favourite was for Southampton when we beat Aston Villa," said Long, referring to the incredible, long-range strike in Saints' 6-1 home win in May 2015.

"It was against SG, from about 30, 35 yards and that’s the one that sticks out in my memory."

Chris How, a Saints Foundation adult disability participant, helped present the award to Long at Southampton's Staplewood Campus.

Related

Long reflects on record-breaking opener
Saints Rewind: Pardew's likely Saints XI
First team

Saints Rewind: Pardew's likely Saints XI

Team news ahead of trip to Wembley for Johnstone's Paint Trophy final.

18 hours ago
Saints Rewind: Johnstone's Paint Trophy #InTheBox: Stuart Armstrong and Danny Ings
Saints As One: Club to supply 12,000 meals for those in need
Saints As One

Saints As One: Club to supply 12,000 meals for those in need

Club and Saints Foundation link with FareShare to produce and supply 1,000 meals per week to help the community.

19 hours ago
Saints As One campaign launches Saints Foundation named Charity of the Year by Barratt Homes