THE Premier League has seen its share of ruthless results.
Manchester United showed how lethal they can be by putting Southampton to the sword in Tuesday night’s 9-0 win.
AP:Associated PressThe scoreboard spells out Southampton’s misery in their 9-0 defeat to Manchester United[/caption]
It’s the not the first time the Red Devils have been in ninth heaven, thrashing Ipswich Town in 1995. Southampton also have previous when it comes to shipping in nine goals in a game.
And while an encounter between Portsmouth and Reading in 2007 is the highest scoring Premier League game of all time, a 7-4 win for Pompey, we’re celebrating biggest winning margins.
Here’s seven mega wins that have stayed in the memory.
MAN UTD 9-0 IPSWICH TOWN, 1995
Incredibly, United scored six times in an astonishing second half against strugglers Ipswich during the 1994-95 season.
Andy Cole was in prolific form, netting five of the nine as Sir Alex Ferguson looked on in glee.
But United finished runners-up to Blackburn that season, predictably Ipswich finished rock bottom and were relegated.
Getty Images – GettyAndy Cole celebrates his second goal in the 9-0 rout of Ipswich[/caption]
SOUTHAMPTON 0-9 LEICESTER, 2019
Under Brendan Rodgers Leicester City have been championed for their free-flowing football.
And with Jamie Vardy in their side, they’re always going to score lots of goals.
The former England international netted a hat-trick as they thrashed the Saints 9-0, while Ayoze Perez also shared the match ball with his fellow forward.
Getty Images – GettyJamie Vardy was in inspired form in Leicester’s 9-0 win over Southampton[/caption]
TOTTENHAM 9-1 WIGAN, 2009
Like Andy Cole, Jermain Defoe put in a five star (or goal) performance against the Latics.
Amazingly though, all his five goals were scored in the second half of Wigan’s embarrassing 9-1 defeat at White Hart Lane.
Luck for Wigan they finished six points clear of relegation, if they were level their goal difference would’ve cost them because it was the worst in the league thanks to this defeat.
Getty Images – GettyTottenham destroyed Wigan in 2009[/caption]
NEWCASTLE 8-0 SHEFFIELD WED, 1999
This wasn’t even in the era of Kevin Keegan’s entertainers either.
But they did have a steady hand in Sir Bobby Robson, who loved building an attacking team.
And with Alan Shearer leading the line, they thrashed a sorry Owls team – with the England legend scoring five times.
PA:Press AssociationAlan Shearer scored five times against a sorry Sheffield Wednesday team in 1999[/caption]
CHELSEA 8-0 WIGAN, 2010
Like Southampton, Wigan have a penchant for a Premier League tonking.
And this 8-0 capitulation happened remarkably the same season they lost at Spurs 9-1.
A Didier Drogba hat-trick, two from Nicolas Anelka, and one each from Frank Lampard, Salomon Kalou and Ashley Cole bumped up the scoreline as the Blues lifted the Premier League title.
Getty Images – GettyAshley Cole, one of Chelsea’s scorers in the 8-0 rout of Wigan, lifts the Premier League title after thrashing the Latics[/caption]
SOUTHAMPTON 8-0 SUNDERLAND, 2014
This must’ve sent those stalwart Mackem fans on the Sunderland Till I Die documentary potty.
But at least it reminds them they were a Premier League outfit once upon a time.
Southampton stuffed them 8-0 under Ronald Koeman, and ended up recording a decent campaign finishing 7th and qualifying for the Europa League.
Getty Images – GettyJacks Cork beats Vito Mannone of Sunderland to score the third goal[/caption]
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MAN CITY 8-0 WATFORD, 2019
In what was a football masterclass from Pep Guardiola’s side, the Hornets were torn apart by a rampant City in 2019.
Inside the first 18 minutes, they were 5-0 up – with Kevin de Bruyne pulling the strings.
It was Watford’s biggest defeat in English football.
A season earlier, don’t forget, they were ripped apart again by City in the FA Cup final losing 6-0.
Getty Images – GettyWatford’s stars were left humiliated after an 8-0 beating at Manchester City[/caption]