Profitable the Premier League in 2015/16 will without end be the favorite reminiscence of any right-thinking Leicester Metropolis fan.
However wow, their victory at Southampton on Friday evening shall be one thing they’ll treasure for years to come back.
The Foxes humiliated Saints on their very own again yard, profitable 9-Zero at St Mary’s.
Each Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy netted hat-tricks whereas Ben Chilwell, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison scored the opposite targets.
It was a near-perfect efficiency by Brendan Rodgers’ males, albeit in opposition to a woeful Saints aspect.
Many tipped Leicester to problem for the highest 4 this season however it appears like difficult for the title isn’t out of the query for this lot.
And their newest outcome sees them equal a really spectacular file of the most important margin of victory in Premier League historical past.
Manchester United had been the final crew to win a Premier League match 9-0, once they beat Ipswich at Outdated Trafford in March 1995.
Leicester’s outcome is definitely the most important victory by an away aspect in an English top-flight match within the 131-year historical past of the Soccer League.
However it seems they had been truly attending to the information earlier than half-time.
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Based on Opta, Leicester are solely the second crew in Premier League historical past to determine a five-goal lead within the first half of an away recreation.
Manchester Metropolis had been the final crew to do that once they raced to a 5-Zero lead at Burnley in April 2010.
The truth is, within the first 27 Premier League seasons, simply three of the 10,506 video games performed within the competitors had seen a aspect lead by 5+ targets at half-time.
This has occurred twice within the opening 91 matches of the 2019-20 marketing campaign – the opposite one coming in Metropolis’s 8-Zero demolition of Watford again in September.