Christian Eriksen didn’t hang around when opening the scoring for Tottenham against Manchester United at Wembley on Wednesday night.
Directly from kick-off, Jan Vertonghen launched a ball forward to Harry Kane, who glanced a header into the patch of Dele Alli, who farted the ball into the path of Eriksen, who tucked it past David De Gea – all in the space of 11 blistering seconds.
Indeed, commentator Peter Drury was still going through his fastidiously prepared ‘pre-match’ spiel when the shot rippled the back of the net…
Eriksen’s effort becomes the second quickest goal ever to be scored in the Premier League, with Spurs also claiming the goal in top spot too: Ledley King’s 10-second special against Bradford City in 2000.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side went on to end the evening as 2-0 victors over a sluggish United side, with a clumsy own-goal from Phil Jones rounding off the scoring with just half-an-hour played…
In the second half, Marouane Fellaini also suffered the ignominy of being subbed off just eight minutes after coming on.
Marouane Fellaini was on the pitch for the length of Champagne Supernova by Oasis.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) January 31, 2018
All in all, a fairly dire night for United.