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Begovic goal stuns Southampton

By Football News



Stoke City's Premier League match with Southampton got off to a remarkable start as goalkeeper Asmir Begovic after only 13 seconds.

In windy conditions at the Britannia Stadium, a clearance from the Bosnia international bounced high over opposite number Artur Boruc to give Stoke a sensational early lead.

Begovic becomes the fifth goalkeeper to score a Premier League goal, following in the footsteps of Peter Schmeichel, Brad Friedel, Paul Robinson and Tim Howard. The latter's strike also came courtesy of a long punt upfield.

Stoke's surprising opener represented only the fourth goal Southampton have conceded in the league this season.

Begovic previously represented the south-coast club's rivals Portsmouth before joining Stoke in 2010.