Quick Starts! – Remembering the 10 fastest Premier League goals this season

Dressing rooms everywhere are filled with the same speeches each week. Start strong. Try and grab an early goal.

The 2022/23 campaign has seen several teams start in quick-fire fashion and as the Premier League season reaches its conclusion we’ve looked at the fastest goals scored this season.

Here are the 10 fastest Premier League goals scored this season.

Gabriel Martinelli – 0:56

Gabriel Martinelli has had a coming-of-age season at Arsenal with the forward having scored 15 league goals for the Gunners.

The Brazilian’s fine return has helped Arsenal secure Champions League qualification and he got the club’s 3-2 win over Liverpool up and running in less than a minute. Martinelli latched onto Martin Odegaard’s threaded pass to slide a finish past Alisson and give Arsenal an early lead.

Jack Grealish – 0:55

Manchester City cruised to a 3-0 win at Wolves in September, in a fixture that saw Jack Grealish score the opener inside 55 seconds.

Such was City’s strong start, Wolves had touched the ball just once before Grealish put City in front.

Wilfried Gnonto – 0:55

Wilfried Gnonto has been a rare positive in an otherwise difficult season for Leeds and the teenager enhanced his burgeoning reputation with an early goal at Manchester United in February.

The Italian fired home after just 55 seconds at Old Trafford, endearing himself further to a Leeds crowd who have already assigned him fan favourite status.

Kelechi Iheanacho – 0:51

Kelechi Iheanacho’s first goal of the Premier League season came in under a minute at Brighton, but Leicester were unable to build on their fast start during a humiliating defeat on the south coast.

The Foxes entered the game bottom of the division and remained rooted to the foot of the table at full-time, as Brighton came from behind to win 5-2 at the Amex Stadium.

Alexis Mac Allister – 0:49

Brighton made a fast start during their defeat to Aston Villa in November, with Alexis Mac Allister scoring the club’s quickest ever goal in the Premier League.

Mac Allister robbed Douglas Luiz of possession after a heavy pass from Emiliano Martinez, but was later at fault as the roles were reversed for Villa’s winner. The midfielder lost the ball to Luiz in the build-up to Danny Ings’ goal.

Bobby Decordova-Reid – 0:45

Fulham edged an enthralling west London derby with Brentford during the season’s opening weeks, securing a 3-2 win at Craven Cottage courtesy of Aleksandr Mitrovic’s header.

Bobby Decordova-Reid had fired Fulham ahead inside the opening seconds when he tapped in from close range.

Dwight McNeil – 0:36

Dwight McNeil’s winner against Brentford lifted Everton out of the Premier League’s relegation places in March, as the winger lashed home a brilliant finish at Goodison Park.

The winger had been accused of lacking end product before his summer move to Everton, but has scored seven Premier League goals this season despite the Toffees’ struggles. That total is as many as McNeil managed across the last three Premier League seasons combined for Burnley.

Abdoulaye Doucoure – 0:34

Everton are the only team in the Premier League to have scored twice inside the opening minute this season, with Abdoulaye Doucoure starting the club’s shock win at Brighton earlier this month.

The Toffees ripped up the form book to beat European hopefuls Brighton 5-1 at the Amex Stadium, just the second time Everton had scored more than two goals in a Premier League fixture this season. Doucoure scored a second after 29 minutes as the visitors raced into a three-goal lead before the break.

Carlos Alcaraz – 0:27

Is this the game that Arsenal’s title challenge collapsed?

Carlos Alcaraz scored after just 27 seconds as Southampton held Arsenal to a 3-3 draw in a pulsating clash at the Emirates.

The midfielder – who has impressed since arriving from Racing Club in January – capitalised on a howler from Aaron Ramsdale to put the Saints ahead.

Philip Billing – 0:09

Philip Billing scored the second-fastest goal in Premier League history earlier this season, as Bournemouth stunned Arsenal with an early opener at the Emirates.

A well-worked kick-off routine saw Billing score in lightening quick time, before Marcos Senesi doubled the Cherries’ lead. Arsenal, however, fought back from two goals down to win with Reiss Nelson hitting a stunning 97th-minute winner for the Gunners.

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