Records are rarely broken in the English Premier League, but that’s exactly what happened on Friday night as Leicester dismantled Southampton 0–9. This was the largest victory ever in the Premier League by an away team, but Leicester also tied the record for the largest win ever in this competition (away and home), equaling Manchester United’s 9–0 blowout against Ipswich in 1995.
Chilwell scored 10 minutes into the game, and Southampton’s Bertrand received a red card after a careless tackle only two minutes later. The 10-man home squad immediately started to crack, as Tielemans and Perez raised it to 0–3 before the 20-minute mark.
Perez scored once again in the 39th minute, while Vardy put his name on the scoreboard as well just before halftime.
Southampton’s ship continued to sink in the second half, as Perez completed his hat-trick with a goal in the 57th minute, and Leicester scored six goals in a Premier League match for the first time. Vardy placed a great header into the back of the net only a minute later to raise it to 0–7.
We haven’t seen a goal for the next 28 minutes, which is the longest stretch in which Southampton managed to save their goal. James Maddison scored from a free kick in the 85th minute, and interestingly enough, this was the only goal in the match that was scored outside the penalty area.
Speaking of penalties, Vardy scored one in the added time to complete his hat-trick as well and to set the final score to 0–9.
An embarrassing defeat by Southampton forced the players to donate their one-day wages to charity. They have now fallen into the relegation zone with only eight points from 10 games.
As for Leicester, this was their sixth win of the season, and they are now third in the standings with two points behind Manchester City and eight behind leading Liverpool.