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On cloud nine: United condemn sorry Saints to another record-equalling defeat

By February 2, 2021No Comments

Manchester United scored nine goals in their Premier League match against Southampton on Tuesday evening.

It is the second time the Old Trafford giants have netted nine times in the top flight – and the second time the south-coast team have been on the receiving end.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the three previous occasions when teams have scored nine goals in a Premier League game.

Southampton 0 Leicester 9, October 2019

Southampton had Ryan Bertrand sent off for a studs-up challenge on Ayoze Perez in the build-up to the opening goal, setting the tone for the night. Ben Chilwell got that goal in the 10th minute and Perez went on to complete a hat-trick. Jamie Vardy also got a treble – wrapping it up with a spot-kick in added time. Youri Tielemans and James Maddison also found the target.

Tottenham 9 Wigan 1, November 2009

Striker Jermain Defoe scored five times and Aaron Lennon, Peter Crouch, David Bentley and Niko Kranjcar were also on target, with Paul Scharner replying for the visitors.

Manchester United 9 Ipswich 0, March 1995

Andy Cole led the way with five goals, with Mark Hughes (two), Paul Ince and Roy Keane also netting for United against an Ipswich team who finished bottom at the end of the season.