Leicester City set new record beating Southampton 9-0 at St Mary’s Stadium

Leicester City made history by recording the biggest ever English top-flight away victory by beating Southampton 9-0 at St Mary’s Stadium on Friday.
The impressive performance moved them up to second place in the Premier League table.
The previous biggest margin of away victory was eight goals, which was a joint record held by three clubs.
This became the first time a team scored nine goals on the road in the English League. The record equalled Manchester United’s 9-0 Premier League victory recorded at home to Ipswich Town in 1995.
Leicester City now have 20 points from 10 games, which is their best-ever start to a Premier League season. The victory leaves them five points adrift tables leaders Liverpool, who play Tottenham on Sunday.
Hat-tricks from Jamie Vardy andAyoze Perez together with goals by Youri Tielemans, James Maddison, and Ben Chilwell caused Southampton’s biggest since the club was founded.
Southhampton lost left-back Ryan Bertrand to an early red card and were disorganized in defence as they dropped down into the bottom three on goal difference.
Southampton’s heaviest Premier League defeat was a 7-1 reverse to Liverpool 20 years ago.
It was a bad turn for the Saints after 10 minutes when Chilwell tapped home a rebound to give the visitors the lead after Vardy’s shot was only parried by the goalkeeper.
A review by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) showed a harsh lunge by Bertrand on Ayoze Perez prior to the goal, and the Southampton defender was sent off.
Following the first goal and the red card, the visitors were able to cut through their host at will.
Southhampton defender Yan Valery could only direct a poor clearance into the path of Tielemans to score the second goal after 17 minutes, and two minutes later, Tielemansassisted Perez to score his first goal of the game.
He scored his second with a volley at the back post from Chilwell’s cross in the 39th minutes, and the home humiliation was worsened when Vardy put the ball past Gunn a few seconds before the break for a 5-0 lead.
Leicester added two more goals before the hour mark as Perez completed his hat-trick with a nice finish, and Vardy was left unmarked to head home Chilwell’s cross.
Maddison compounded the home misery with a 25-metre free-kick before Vardy completed his hat-trick through a penalty.

Author: Cossy

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