Date: 19th August 2015 at 7:31pm
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Beram Kayal’s 17 second opener against Huddersfield last night has put him in the record books.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game and his goal, Kayal admitted that manager Chris Hughton had been calling on the team to start games in a brighter fashion and he doesn’t believe they could’ve done that better last night.

‘We did what the gaffer said and went forward to put the team under pressure from the start. It`s worked well in this game and in the last game against Fulham I had an early shot as well, so that`s something which we need to keep doing. Overall I`m happy to score, but disappointed that we didn`t win the game.’

As for the performance over all, he went on to say that scoring as early as we did was good for confidence, but he knows with the chances that we had after that we really should’ve killed the game off before Huddersfield came more back into it.

‘We started the game very well and scored early which it`s always good as it always gives you confidence, and we had a few more chances to score afterwards as well. It was harder in the second half, but I think at the end of the game a draw is a good result if you look at the Championship table. We wanted to win the game after a great start, but that`s football and it changes from side-to-side and we need to know how to control the game better.’

As for the record books, being officially lodged as 17 seconds means he is now our fourth quickest goal scorer in history with the record staying with Maheta Molango who scored a 12 second debut strike back at the beginning of the 2004-05 season.

12 secs Maheta Molango v Reading (away) 7 Aug 2004
15 secs Wally Gould v Leyton Orient (home) 3 Feb 1968
15 secs Howard Wilkinson v Southport (home) 8 Mar 1969
17 secs Beram Kayal v Huddersfield Town (away) 18 Aug 2015
23 secs Gary Williams v Cardiff City (home) 26 Dec 1978
27 secs Gordon Smith v Sunderland (away) 19 Apr 1983

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