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Leicester bags 9 to equal United’s 95 record

Leicester City equals Manchester United’s record of 1995 for the biggest win in the English Premier League history.

Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy hit hat-tricks as rampant Leicester City demolished 10-man Southampton 9-0 to equal the biggest win in Premier League history.

Ryan Bertrand also made history as he became the first top-flight player sent off following a VAR review after a dangerous lunge at Perez in the build-up to Chilwell’s 10th-minute opener.

Replays of the challenge left Southampton with little to complain about and the game quickly ran away from them in remarkable fashion.

Strikes from Ben Chilwell, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison completed an astonishing scoreline as City emulated Manchester United’s 9-0 win over Ipswich in March 1995.

Brendan Rodgers’ impressive Foxes registered five first-half goals at St Mary’s en route to inflicting the heaviest defeat in Saints’ 134-year existence and move second in the table.

Southampton’s previous worst defeats on home soil were 6-0 reversals to Plymouth in 1931 and Brentford in 1959. The thumping loss also surpassed three 8-0 defeats on the road, the most recent of which came against Everton in 1971.

Leicester have also become only the second side in Premier League history to have two players score a hat-trick in the same game (Pérez and Vardy), after Arsenal in May 2003 – also against Southampton (Pennant and Pires).

Greatest winning margins in Premier League history:

2019: Southampton 0-9 Leicester
1995: Man Utd 9-0 Ipswich
2009: Spurs 9-1 Wigan
1999: Newcastle 8-0 Sheff Wed
2010: Chelsea 8-0 Wigan
2012: Chelsea 8-0 Aston Villa
2014: Southampton 8-0 Sunderland
2019: Man City 8-0 Watford

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