Shane Long's hot streak continues with another goal against Bournemouth 5 months ago

Shane Long's hot streak continues with another goal against Bournemouth

Shane Long's incredible run of form continues with the Republic of Ireland international scoring his fourth goal in his last five matches.

Long has been on a brilliant run of form lately after a disastrous 2017/18 season where he scored just two goals in 30 games for Southampton.

Long gave the Saints the lead after just 12 minutes against Bournemouth at St. Mary's before Dan Gosling and Callum Wilson struck back to give the Cherries a half-time lead with James Ward-Prowse then leveling the scores back up after the restart.

Long set a Premier League record for the fastest goal in the league's history against Watford at Vicarage Road with a goal after just 7.69 seconds and the Tipperary native said that he knew that a chip was the best option against his former teammate Ben Foster.

"In every game you want to show your intent from the first kick and put them under pressure," Long told the club's website after the match.

"Mainly it's just to force that long ball so they're not quite set. Luckily I blocked it, it dropped nicely and I took a touch across Craig.

"I know Ben from West Brom and he's an amazing keeper. He spreads himself so well and from watching clips I knew the dinked finish was my best option of scoring. Thankfully it came off.

"Records like that are nice to have I suppose, but it's just disappointing that it wasn't a goal to get three points because I thought we deserved it.

"Everybody put in such a shift all over the park. We had a few chances to get a second goal - I missed a couple, Redders (Nathan Redmond) hit the post twice, Bertie (Ryan Bertrand) hit the post as well. If one of those goes in, it gives us breathing space and we can see out the game.

"But Watford are a good side - they are where they are in the league for a reason, so fair play to them for coming back."