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Saints striker Shane Long among Premier League’s quickest players


SAINTS striker Shane Long was officially one of the fastest players on show in the Premier League this season.

Top-flight stats show the Republic of Ireland international clocked a top speed of 23.21mph during December’s 2-1 defeat at Newcastle United.

That places him eighth overall for the 2019-20 campaign and at 33, Long is the oldest of the players featured in the top 10.

Manchester United boasted three players on the list in Fred, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Mason Greenwood.

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker’s 23.49mph sprint against Chelsea in June topped the pile just ahead of Wolves speedster Adama Traore.

Aston Villa’s Trezeguet, Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu and young English duo Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Phil Foden completed the list.

Long, who signed a two-year contract extension with Saints in June, scored three goals in 31 appearances for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men this term.





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