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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

STOP EVERYTHING. 

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.

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

Love it. 


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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

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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.