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Shane Long has FINALLY scored a goal after 325-day goal-drought

It's the moment we've all been waiting for


Shane Long has only gone and scored a goal, hasn’t he?

That’s right, the Southampton ‘striker’ – who hasn’t found the back of the net since 1967 – has put the Saints 1-0 up against Crystal Palace.

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Apparently, the last time he scored was 1,320 minutes ago, back in February against Sunderland, of course.

It was a pretty tidy finish from the Republic of Ireland international too, as he swept home Jeremy Pied’s cross into the top corner.





As you’d expect, the reaction on social media was pretty amusing.

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The relief for the goal-shy forward was all too obvious, with the 30-year-old even admitting to Ireland boss Martin O’Neill in October that he ‘couldn’t buy a goal’.

However, the Long came close to breaking his duct in the 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday – and even forced a typically terrific save from David De Gea in the second half.

Sweet relief

Sweet relief

Meanwhile, there was more good news for Ireland international’s who can’t score.

James McClean also netted tonight, putting West Brom 1-0 up against West Ham at the London Stadium.

It is McClean’s first goal for The Baggies for 16 months.

Lovely stuff.