Leicester City equaled the 24-year-old record for the biggest ever Premier League victory as 10-man Southampton were dismantled at a rainswept St Mary’s.
Biggest away win in EPL history the result, which matches Manchester United’s 9-0 won against Ipswich in 1995, was only confirmed in stoppage time thanks to Jamie Vardy’s penalty. The victory sees Leicester climb into second place and moving five points behind leaders Liverpool.
Vardy and Ayoze Perez both scored hat-tricks, with single scored by J Maddison, YTielemans, B Chilwell each. Youri Tielemans scored his third goal of the campaign and James Maddison added a superb free-kick on a miserable evening for Southampton, who drop into the bottom three. Jamie Vardy’s hat-trick sees him become the EPL’s top scorer, moving above Sergio Aguero and Tammy Abraham.
Leicester English left-back Bell Chilwell led the team with ten minutes to go. However, his biggest loss was two minutes later. Southampton captain Ryan Bertrand left the field after seeing a red card tallying Lester’s Spanish striker Aoise Perez. After getting more on the field, Lester started the real goal festival, which was at the forefront of the event. He scored two goals in the first half, one by Belgian midfielder Yuri Tillemans and English striker Jamie Verdi. Lester went 5-0 in the first half.
Lester named after not eating goals in the second half. However, it did not take long for that promise to be broken. Perez completed his hat-trick in 5 minutes. Verdi scored his second goal just the next minute. In 5 minutes English midfielder James Madison registered a goal. At the last minute of the match, Verdi completed the hat-trick with Perez scoring a penalty goal.
Leicester proved that again EPL is the most competitive football league. After the 2015-2016 season, Leicester strongly fights for the title. Now they are in the second position in the point table.
On a landmark night, Leicester also:
- The biggest ever win by an away team in an English top-flight league match in the 131-year EPL history.
- Southampton’s biggest ever defeat as an English league home team in all competitions in their history
- After Manchester City against Burnley in April 2010, Leicester became the second team in EPL history to establish a five-goal lead in the first half of an away game.
- Leicester became also the second team in EPL history to have two players score a hat-trick in the same game (Perez and Vardy), after Arsenal in May 2003 – also against Southampton (Pennant and Pires)
Last night EPL had that only match but tonight has six matches. Manchester City has a match against Aston Villa and Chelsea against Burnley. Manchester City has a chance to get back in the second position and decrease point difference with Liverpool.