🎥 Man Utd and the 9️⃣ biggest wins in Premier League history

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Dan Burke

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Manchester United’s 9-0 victory over Southampton on Tuesday night equalled the record for the biggest margin of victory in a Premier League match.

Manchester United 9
Southampton 0
Full time

But the Premier League has seen plenty of other big beatings over the years. Let’s take a look back at the previous nine …

Nottingham Forest 1-8 Manchester United (1999)

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United have form for dishing out a good beating and back in the 1998/99 Treble winning season, current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored four after coming on as a 72nd minute substitute as Sir Alex Ferguson’s men put Forest to the sword at the City Ground.

Middlesbrough 8-1 Manchester City (2008)

Before Sheikh Mansour’s billions came along, City suffered one of the greatest indignities of the club’s recent history when they were walloped away at Middlesbrough on the final day of the 2007/08 season. It proved to be Sven-Göran Eriksson final match in charge of the club, but at least Elano’s consolation goal was the best strike of the game.

Chelsea 8-0 Wigan (2010)

Chelsea only needed a win to secure the Premier League title on the final day of the 2011/2010 season. Carlo Ancelotti’s side instead became the first team in English history to score seven or more goals on four occasions in a league season.

To quote Charlie Croker in The Italian Job: “You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!”

Manchester City 8-0 Watford (2019)

The 2019/20 season wasn’t a vintage one for Pep Guardiola’s side, but they were at their scintillating best in this trouncing of Watford.

David Silva made it 1-0 after just 52 seconds, and with 18 minutes on the clock it was already 5-0.

Chelsea 8-0 Aston Villa (2012)

There have only been four 8-0 victories in Premier League history, and Chelsea have been responsible for two of them.

Their second came against Paul Lambert’s Aston Villa, and it would have been 9-0 had Lucas Piazon not had a penalty saved in the 89th minute.

Newcastle 8-0 Sheffield Wednesday (1999)

Remember when Newcastle had a team that could score goals for fun?

This was Bobby Robson’s first game in charge of the club at St James’ Park, and Alan Shearer scored five. Halcyon days.

Tottenham 9-1 Wigan (2009)

Poor Wigan Athletic, who feature in this list for the second time.

The craziest thing about this game is that Spurs were only 1-0 up at half-time, but five second half goals from Jermain Defoe helped them to a huge rout.

At least Wigan scored this time.

Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich (1995)

Tuesday night wasn’t the first time United scored nine in a Premier League match.

Back in the mid-90s they also put nine past hapless Ipswich Town, with Andy Cole scoring five – which was a Premier League record at the time.

Southampton 0-9 Leicester (2019)

And as you’re no doubt aware, Tuesday night wasn’t the first time Southampton had conceded nine in a Premier League match either.

The last time happened just last season, when they lost 9-0 at home to Leicester, which is still a record for the biggest ever Premier League away win.

And they say lightning doesn’t strike in the same place twice.