The recent Leicester City’s 9-0 win over Southampton on October 26 in English Premier League equalled the record of the biggest winning margin in the history of the tournament. That night was the kind when everything that the foxes touched found the back of the net.
The Leicester City football club caused a major upset and shocked the entire football world when they won the League back in 2016. Everyone thought that it was just a one-off streak like in online pokies, however, over a period of time they proved that the victory was far from a fluke. They played excellent football and thoroughly deserved the win. Let’s tell you about some more such thrashings in the Premier League that made a place for themselves in the history books.
Manchester City’s 8-0 win over Watford in 2019
It wasn’t too long ago that Manchester City was engaged in a completely one-sided encounter with Watford. The 8-0 win featured the quickest ever 5 goals scored by any team in the English top-flight tournament, within the first 18 minutes. The defending champions were coming out of their shock 3-2 loss to Norwich City in the week before. What is even remarkable is that Raheem Sterling didn’t get one minute of field time in this match, yet the Pep Guardiola’ team had ample firepower to score that easy win.
Manchester United’s 9-0 thrashing of Ipswich in 1995
The record for biggest ever winning margin in the English Premier League was held by Manchester United, and still stands intact at 9-0. It’s been 14 years that Manchester United made a mess of the Ipswich Town football team. When it happened it was instantly clear that no one would be able to match that kind of record, but as we all know Foxes did. Andy Cole went into the history books as the first player in the Premier League to score 5 goals in a single match. Another talented player Mark Hughes came close to scoring a spectacular bicycle kick, only to find the crossbar and then Cole’s feet for another easy goal. The Welshman went on to score a couple of goals nevertheless. Paul Ince and Roy Keane rounded out the scoreboard.
Southampton’s 8-0 win against Sunderland in 2014
While Southampton must be in the pits right now after suffering that embarrassing 9-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester City, 5 years ago they doled out the same kind of treatment to Sunderland, beating them by 8 goals to 0. It was a time when the South Coast football team were playing the best football for the club and also had a fairly impressive line-up comprising of players like Dusan Tadic, Toby Alderweireld and Sadio Mane before they moved to greener pastures. Apart from them, there were other guys such as Morgan Schneiderlin, Nathaniel Clyne, Victor Wanyama, Graziano Pelle and Shane Long who were still extremely competitive on the football pitch.