Leicester went on to record in the Premier League records with an unbelievable victory by crushing homeowners Southampton with the score 9-0 in the earliest match of the 10th round in the early morning of October 26.
This is considered the biggest victory ever away in the history of the Premier League. In October 1995, Manchester United also destroyed Ipswich with the same score but was carried on the Old Trafford home field.
Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy both set up hat-tricks to help Brendan Rodgers’ team continue to fly high when temporarily jumping to second place in the rankings, 5 points less than Liverpool (25 points) – the team will clash. Tottenham in this round. On the wet St Mary’s Stadium, Leicester sank “The Saints” after the hosts were short of players in the 12th minute because midfielder Ryan Bertrand was shown a red card.
After Ben Chilwell opened the scoring in the 10th minute, the 2015 championship’s fast attacking style of play made Southampton break into the net four more times in the first half after Youri Tielemans scoring goals. , Perez (2 goals) and Vardy. This is also the first time in the highest tournament of England a match with a difference of 5 goals in the first half after Manchester City submerged Burnley 6-1 in April 2010.
Being happy in the goal in the first half but Leicester did not stop in the second half when Vardy, Perez completed a hat trick and scored James Maddison to help the visitors set the victory 9-0 at Southampton Stadium. “We have kept the match very well and punished them. This is part of our strategy. They are very talented and learn to be cruel”, said Rodgers after the game.
After the victory, Leicester may lose the second position if Manchester City (19 points) beat the Aston Villa visitors in the match tonight. However, with an impressive performance at the beginning of this season (6 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses), Rodgers’ army made their fans relive the memory when causing shock to the Premier League in 2015.
Meanwhile, Southampton continue to experience crisis when falling to the red light group with only 8 points after 10 matches. Goalkeeper Angus Gunn will certainly be hard to erase the memory of a nine-goal net in a match, while coach Ralph Hasenhuttl said: “It was an embarrassing performance, a nightmare and especially it happened when we are playing at home”.