The Premier League is the perfect destination for fans looking for goals and entertainment. Moreover, the electric atmosphere of stadiums also adds another layer of excitement.
Liverpool’s recent demolition over United was the Red Devil’s joint heaviest defeat in history. The last time they lost by that scoreline was in the second division against Wolves on Boxing Day in 1931 and it is the biggest-ever win for Liverpool over their old rivals.
However, it is still not quite the biggest-ever defeat in the Premier League. Here are the heaviest-ever defeats recorded in the Premier League.
Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town – 4 March 1995
This was by far the worst mauling any team had ever had the displeasure of experiencing, it was the complete rout. It turned out to be the biggest league win in 97 years.
And if that wasn’t enough, it was also the biggest win ever in Premier League history, until 2019. At the time Andy Cole was Britain’s most expensive striker, costing £7 million. It was Cole who delivered the worst blow—scoring five.
Next up was Mark Hughes with a brace, whilst Roy Keane and Paul Ince scored one a piece. The win over Ipswich was instrumental in Man Utd overhauling Blackburn Rovers lead at the top of the Premiership, and also one of the reasons they secured the title that year.
The thrashing Man Utd inflicted upon Ipswich was not at par for the course, it just happened. Ipswich Town arrived at the Theatre of Dreams hoping for a miracle, but they departed with the stuff of nightmares.
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Southampton 0-9 Leicester City – 25 October 2019
The era of Leicester City under Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s Thai group changed the fortunes of the club. The Foxes have reached higher heights and they have continuously showcased their brilliance despite losing key players to bigger clubs. One example of their brilliance came in the 2019/20 season when they won 9-0 against Southampton. The show was started by Ben Chilwell, but Ayoze Perez finished it with a hat-trick.
Manchester United 9-0 Southampton – 2 February 2021
As if one 9-0 humiliation wasn’t enough for Southampton and Ralph Hasenhüttl, they suffered a repeat nightmare just 15 months after their thrashing at the hands of Leicester City.
Old Trafford witnessed it’s second 9-0 scoreline in Premier League history, but this time around United were heavily assisted by a red card to Alexandre Jankewitz just one minute and 22 seconds into the match. He didn’t manage a single touch of the ball before his attempted tackle on Scott McTominay and he didn’t manage a single touch of the ball after the tackle.
Seven different United players scored on the night, with this equalling a Premier League record for a club in a single game – level with Chelsea’s feat against Aston Villa in December 2012. Southampton came into the game in 11th position and became the highest-placed side to suffer such a thrashing in the competition
Liverpool 9-0 Bournemouth – 27 August 2022
In another humbling day for the South Coast, Liverpool showed no signs of the struggles which would later derail their 2022-23 campaign with a resounding win.
Picked apart from the off, the Cherries were two goals down after six minutes thanks to strikes from Luis Diaz and Harvey Elliott.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Fabio Carvalho all got one for the Reds, Firmino bagged a brace and Chris Mepham fired into his own goal to, presumably, leave the visiting supporters wishing they had not made the trip to Anfield.