So with Leicester City’s big win fresh in the mind of many people I have to look at the top 5 biggest wins of all time in the history of the Premier League. Let’s take you through them below.
- Southampton 0 Leicester 9 (2019)
Not many envisaged this scoreline for sure but once the floodgates opened Brendan Rodgers men took complete control. The signs look ominous from the 10th minute when Ben Chillwell scored, while Ryan Bertrand was sent off for the Saints. The Foxes were 3-0 up just before the 20 minute mark, as Perez and Tielemans scored. Perez would finish with a hat trick as would Jamie Vardy. James Maddison scored a sublime free kick and it was 8-0, before the rout was completed with a Vardy penalty.
2. Ipswich 0 Manchester United 9 (1995)
We go back to 1995 when United were in their prime years. They blew Ipswich away rather easily. Let’s not forget folks, Ipswich had beaten United earlier in the season. Ipswich did however manage to get relegated and you could see why. Andrew Cole scored five goals, Mark Hughes scored twice, Paul Ince also scored as did our very own Roy Keane. A complete performance for Alex Ferguson’s men.
3. Tottenham 9 v Wigan 1 (2009)
This was a big season for Tottenham they qualified for Europe for the time since 1962 after they finished 4th. The weird thing about this though was the majority of goals came in the second half, as Spurs only led 1-0 at the break. Peter Crouch the man to get the opening goals, Jermaine Defoe then registered five goals, while Dave Bentley, Aaron Lennon and Niko Krancjar also got their names on the scoresheet at White Hart Lane.
4. Chelsea 8 Aston Villa 0 (2012)
Rafa Benitez was obviously very happy with the big win over Paul Lamberts Aston Villa. Aston Villa had beaten Liverpool in their previous Premier League game, but they were taught a lesson this time around. Torres, Ivanovic and Luiz all scored to make it 3-0 at the break, before current Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, Ramires, Oscar and Hazard got in on the act.
5. Newcastle 8 Sheffield Wednesday 0 (1999)
This was Sir Bobby Robson’s first game in charge of the Tyneside based club. Alan Shearer was in fantastic form as he scored five goals, two of which came from the penalty spot. Kieron Dyer, Gary Speed and Aaron Hughes also got their name on the scoresheet in a devastating display.
Other games we could have included were Man City beating Watford 8-0 this season 2019, Middlesborough beating Man City 8-1 in 2008 and Man United beating Nottingham Forrest in 1999 8-1.