Leicester City make Premier League history with 0-9 win

Leicester City are once again in the history books after achieving the biggest away win in the Premier League.

The Foxes beat Southampton 0-9 at St Mary's on Friday evening (25th October). There were hat-tricks for both Ayoze Perezand Jamie Vardy with more goals from Ben Chilwell, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison.

It was a disastrous night for Southampton with Ryan Bertrand being sent off after just 11 minutes. After the full time whistle, the team were then booed by the remaining fans in the stadium.

Leicester City's James Maddison celebrats scoring his sides eighth goal from a free kick during the Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton. Credit: PA

The match was also a special occasion for Leicester City as this weekend marks a year since the tragic deaths of late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others, who died in a helicopter incidentoutside the King Power Stadium.

City are marking the anniversary of Khun Vichai’s death this weekend with the opening of a memorial garden.

“Perfect performance, wasn’t it? From the very first whistle, we showed our intent,” Brendan Rodgers, the Leicester manager, said.

“The message I gave at half-time to the players was to see it as 0-0. We played like a proper team. We showed purpose. All round, collectively, an outstanding night. Great for the supporters. Hopefully they’ll be very proud.”

Leicester City enters the history books:

  • Leicester recorded the biggest-ever victory by an away side in an English top-flight league match in the 131-year history of the Football League.

  • Leicester recorded the joint-largest ever margin of victory in Premier League history. Other record holders are Manchester United who won 9-0 againstIpswich in March 1995.

  • Leicester have also become only the second side in Premier League history to have two players score a hat-trick in the same game.