Leicester equaled Premier League’s biggest win ever playing as visitors at Southampton’s St. Mary’s Stadium in Premier League’s Matchday 9. A true annihilation from Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes as they beat Saints 0-9 away. It was the biggest win an away side had ever done, as they also equaled Man United’s 9-0 home win back in 1995 against Ipswich Town. Ben Chilwell, Tielemans, Ayoze Perez – hat trick -, James Maddison, and Jamie Vardy – hat trick -, scored the goals in this historic game at the St. Mary’s.
Surely we’re just considering big wins in the modern Premier League era, which began 27 years ago. However, if you take the whole English League since the beginning, the biggest ever win was Nottingham Forest 12-0 Leicester. Curiously, it also involved the Foxes.
Friday’s historic achievement also made Leicester break their own record of goals scored in a single match, overcoming a resilient triumph achieved by the team in the 1920s. On the other hand, the negative record broken by this Southampton side. It was the worst home defeat in their 133 years of history.
Prior to this game, the club’s hardest setback in a Premier League match had occurred 20 years ago when they were beaten 7-1 by Liverpool. And this historically bad mark made the situation of coach Ralph Hasenhuettl even worse. He was already under pressure and is in serious danger of being sacked.
Surely, the goal of this article is not to make jokes on Southampton, as it can happen to anyone. An important factor that helped Leicester to build in this large win was the fact that the Saints had a player sent off as they conceded the first goal.
The first half ended up with Leicester 5-0 ahead. Then, Leicester did not cease attacking in the second half and inflicted this humiliating defeat.
With the spectacular victory, Leicester moved up to second place in the Premier League with 20 points, five behind leaders Liverpool, while Southampton is in 18th place with just eight points.