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Luke Shaw scores fastest European Championship final goal

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 11 Jul 2021

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England wing-back Luke Shaw scored the fastest goal in a European Championship final with his strike inside two minutes against Italy.

Shaw got on the end of a Kieran Trippier cross at the far post and thumped a volley past Gianluigi Donnarumma to give Gareth Southgate’s side an early lead in Sunday’s clash at Wembley.

The goal was Shaw’s first for England on his 16th appearance and was timed at one minute and 57 seconds, surpassing the previous record held by Chus Pereda for Spain against the Soviet Union in 1964 (05:04)

It was also England’s fastest goal in a European Championship match, 17 seconds quicker than Alan Shearer’s effort against Germany in 1996.

Shaw has been a key player in the Three Lions’ run to the final on home soil, having also assisted three goals prior to the Italy showdown. In fact, only Cristiano Ronaldo (six) and Patrik Schick (five) have been directly involved in more goals at Euro 2020 than Shaw.

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