Manchester United hit Southampton for 9 in their Premier League game on Tuesday night. Anyone who sees the scoreline will feel sorry for the Southampton because for the second season running, they have lost a game by an incredible 9 goals. Their 9 – 0 loss to Manchester United being a repeat of the 9 – 0 scoreline loss to Leicester City last season. Just as Leicester City did, Manchester United also broke and matched some incredible Premier League records in the process.
Certainly, we understand that such scoring as this usually lead to matching, breaking and setting of old and new records. Recall that Manchester United were the first team to hit a club for 9 in the history of the Premier League. Well, they have repeated that achievement, and they have just done so in incredible fashion.
In this article, we will take a look at 5 Outstanding Premier League records that Manchester United have broken by virtue of their 9 – 0 victory over Southampton.
5. First team to win two matches by 9 goals in Premier League History.
As said earlier, Manchester United were the first team to beat a team by 9 goals in the history of the Premier League. That record was matched by Leicester City last season. But Manchester United have now taken it to another level by doing it for the second time and against different teams.
Manchester first beat Ipswich Town 9 – 0 to set this record. Although, they have also beaten Nottingham Forest 8 – 1 to come close, but it was Leicester who matched the record in 2019, beating Southampton 9 – 0. The only other team to have scored 9 goals is Tottenham in their 9 – 1 win over Wigan Athletic.
Now though, Manchester United have beaten the same Southampton 9 – 0 at Old Trafford to match their own and Leicester's record, but they have set a new record by doing it twice and against different teams. While Leicester beat Southampton at the Saint Mary's Stadium, Manchester United beat the Saints at Old Trafford.
4. The most times a team has won by scoring 8 or more goals.
Manchester United have become the Premier League team to have beaten more teams by scoring at least 8 goals. By virtue of their 9 – 0 wins, they have now beaten teams by scoring at least 8 goals the most. They have achieved this about four times with 9 – 0 victory over Ipswich, 8 – 1 victory over Nottingham Forest, 8 – 2 victory over Arsenal and now, another 9 – 0 victory over Southampton.
3. The Biggest victory in the Premier League this season.
We all knew that records would be broken this season and some have been broken already. We have seen high scoring matches already this season. Aston Villa beat Liverpool 7 – 2, Manchester United beat Leeds United 6 – 2, Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 7 – 0, but none comes close to Manchester United's victory on Tuesday night.
By netting 9 goals against Southampton, Manchester United recorded the biggest victory of the current Premier League season. In fact, they equaled the biggest ever victory in the history of the Premier League. That being 9 – 0 victories achieved by Leicester City and Manchester United themselves.
2. Old Trafford is the only venue to have witnessed 9 – 0 scorelines twice.
While only two Premier League stadiums have a witnessed a match with a 9 – 0 scorelines, Old Trafford is the only stadium that have had two different matches end that way. Of course, you already know that Manchester United are the team responsible for both 9 – 0 scorelines at Old Trafford.
Also, on the four occasions that a team has scored 9 goals in a Premier match, Manchester United are responsible for two of them. The other two being Leicester City's 9 - 0 over the Saints and Tottenham's 9 - 1 victory over Wigan.
1. Having seven different goal scores from the same team in one match with a 9 – 0 scorelines.
On Tuesday, 8 of the goals scored at Old Trafford came from Manchester United's players. To be precise, 7 of the goals were scored by different players from Manchester United with only Anthony Martial scoring twice. By doing this, they matched Chelsea's record from 2012 against Aston Villa. The other goal being an own goal scored by a Southampton player.
If you add that too, it means that there were 8 different scorers on the night. This is a new Premier League record as well. Never has a Premier League match witnessed 7 different names from the same club on the scoresheet in a 9 – 0 win.
Happy times to be a Manchester United fan. But their defeat at the hands of Sheffield United has not been forgiven just yet because there is much work to be done.
Which of these records do you the most incredible?
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