Leicester city football club set premier league record
A ruthless Leicester City went second in the English Premier League after putting nine past a hapless 10-man Southampton side at the St Mary’s Stadium. Jamie Vardy and former Newcastle man Ayoze Perez both got hat-tricks in a match where the home side were thoroughly dismantled on a rainy night.
Defender Ben Chillwell got the opener in the 10th minute and that seemed to open the floodgates for the away side, who have become a revelation under new manager Brendan Rodgers.
Once Southampton were reduced to 10 men after a strong challenge by Ryan Bertrand, everything looked bleak for the host who went on to concede two quick fire goals from Perez and Youri Tielemans, who bagged his third of the season.
A wonderful away night was also cupped by a superb James Maddison free-kick, Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy hat-tricks which helped seal Leicester’s place in history for having the joint highest scoreline in history – matching Manchester United’s rout in a 9-0 win against Ipswich in 1995.
The result also leaves Southampton and manager Ralph Hasenhuttl in awkward state as it means they have not won a single home game since April 2019. For Leicester, they continue their impressive form and the massive victory means they have now scored more league goals than league leaders Liverpool, having played a game more.
Quite notably, the win also means Leicester have collected more points at this stage of the season (20) than they did in their historic title-winning 2015/2016 season where they had 19 points after nine games. It will be a result The Foxes will cherish as it comes two days before the anniversary of the helicopter crash that killed the club’s former chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.