2015-16 champions Leicester City set a new English Premier League record for the biggest away victory with a 9-0 thrashing of Southampton at St Mary’s on Friday night.
The previous record had been Nottingham Forest 1-8 Manchester United at the City ground on 6 February 1999.
Leicester opened the scoring on the south coast after only 10 minutes through left-back Ben Chilwell. But more importantly, Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand received a red card for an aggressive foul on Ayoze Perez in the build up.
Brendan Rodgers’ side made the most of the extra man for 80 minutes, doubling the lead after 17 minute through star midfielder Youri Tielemans before Ayoze Perez put the game beyond doubt two minutes later.
Southampton fans were already leaving the stadium at this point, though their side did hold out for 20 minutes before Perez scored his second. Jamie Vardy made it 5-0 at the end of the first half.
Summer signing Ayoze Perez completed his hat-trick early in the second half, a minute before Vardy scored his second just before the hour.
The Foxes would not make it 8-0 until five minutes from time, through midfielder Jame Maddison. Jamie Vardy was able to complete his hat-trick and route in stoppage time when he won and converted a penalty.
Three points move Leicester City into second place ahead of the weekend games, whilst Southampton drop into the relegation zone… on goal difference.