Southampton 0 – 9 Leicester: Foxes inflicted total humiliation on 10-men Southampton with a brutal victory at St Mary’s.

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The triumph sees Brendan Rodgers’ side move into second spot, surpassing Manchester City and moving five points behind Liverpool, who top the Premier league table. Leicester’s result matches Manchester United’s 9-0 success over Ipswich in the year 1995, was only affirmed in stoppage time because of Jamie Vardy’s penalty kick

Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez scored hat tricks, with visitors helped by Ryan Bertrand’s red card to challenge Perez in the build-up to Ben Chilwell’s opener, that opened floodgates for the foxes.

Other players who scored include Youri Tielemans, his third goal for the season, and James Maddison who netted a superb free-kick on historic evening that saw Leicester setting a record in the English Premier League.

The outcome leaves Southampton and coach Ralph Hasenhuttl in precarious state as it implies, they have not won any home game since April of 2019.

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For Leicester, they have maintained their impressive run and a great triumph implies they have now netted more goals than EPL leaders Liverpool, having played a game more.

On a historic night, Leicester moreover:

Recorded the greatest ever win by an away team in an English Premier League match in 131 years of the EPL existence.

Caused Southampton’s biggest defeat ever as an EPL club in the history of their competitions

It is the only second team in the history of the Premier League to establish a five-goal lead in the first half of the match of an away game, after Manchester City against Burnley (5-0) in April 2010

It became the second club of Premier League history to have two players scored a hat trick in the same match (Perez and Vardy), after Arsenal in May 2003-also against Southampton (Pennant and Pires)

 

 

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