Celtic’s Commons has the fastest goal in Scotland!

Kris Commons admits he was stunned after scoring the fastest goal ever recorded in Scottish Premier League history.

Kris Commons admits he was stunned after scoring the fastest goal ever recorded in Scottish Premier League history.

The Celtic midfielder fired home after just 12 seconds of the 4-3 thriller against Aberdeen, taking the record from teammate Anthony Stokes from his Hibernian days, and was surprised to have such luck so early in a match.

"It was crazy," Commons told Celtic’s official website after setting the record of 12.2 seconds.

"First of all, Mikael (Lustig) played it up front, Hoops (Gary Hooper) got a flick on, I found myself in space on the edge of the box and Stokesy played a great ball through to me.

"I took one touch and smashed it in. It was one of those crazy things that usually never happen, I don't think half the fans were even in the stands yet. The manager wasn't even in the dugout so it was a bit of whirlwind.

"Aberdeen hadn't touched the ball yet but we play that way from kick-off, we go forward and try and put them under pressure in the opening couple of minutes.

"But for it all to fall into play and for me to have a shot on the edge of the 18-yard box was crazy luck.

"It beat Stokesy's record. He was telling me afterwards that he was sure I'd beat him so I think he's a little bit wounded now."

 
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