Leicester City just went on the road and won a Premier League match 9-.
It really is tough to know what to add to that. Leicester matched the Premier League’s largest EVER win…and they did it on the road. On a horrible, rainy Friday evening in Southampton.
Nine. Ambitions. To. Nil.
It was (get prepared for an Opta barrage) Southampton’s biggest ever defeat as an English league side in all competitions in their history. Manchester United’s 9- win more than Ipswich at Old Trafford in March 1995, practically 25 years unmatched in the Premier League, has been equalled.
Because Leicester City beat Southampton nine ambitions to nil in their personal back yard.
It wasn’t just a Premier League record even though, due to the fact football did not commence in 1992. It really is the largest away win in the leading flight in the complete 131-year history of the Football League. It really is taken 1 HUNDRED AND THIRTY 1 YEARS to be as undesirable as Southampton had been in front of their personal fans on Friday evening.
Not only that, Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez became just the second pair of teammates to score hat-tricks in the exact same match (Perez hadn’t scored for Leicester prior to this!!!!) and the initially for additional than 15 years, considering the fact that Robert Pires and Jermaine Pennant did it…also against Southampton.
Perez scored a hat-trick in his final game against Southampton as well, for Newcastle final season. The final player who did that was Luis Suarez against Norwich in 2012.
Bonus quirk? Just like these are Perez’s only ambitions for the Foxes, Pennant’s trio in that match had been the only ambitions he ever scored in competitive games for Arsenal. That was the initially game of the Invincibles’ 49-match unbeaten run as well, not that we’re suggesting something there…
Speaking of popular title-winning sides from the previous, the 20 points that Brendan Rodgers has taken Leicester to this season is 1 additional than the 19 they had beneath Claudio Ranieri at this point in the title-winning campaign in 2015/16. What. A. Evening.
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