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The Records: Southampton 0 Leicester City 9

LCFC.com takes a look at the records Leicester City broke as they surged to a stunning 9-0 win over Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium on Friday in the Premier League.
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Not only did City create Premier League history, they smashed Club records of their own during a breath-taking triumph on the south coast.

Joint-largest Premier League win

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Leicester City
Leicester City

Leicester City celebrate with the Blue Army, who witnessed Premier League history at St. Mary's Stadium.

A 24-year-old record set by Manchester United in March 1995 was equalled by Leicester City, thanks to Jamie Vardy’s injury-time penalty. The striker revealed after the game that ex-Red Devils defender Jonny Evans was encouraging his team-mates to go on and surpass his former side’s 9-0 victory against Ipswich Town.

Biggest-ever Premier League away win

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James Maddison
James Maddison

James Maddison's fine free-kick made it 8-0 before Jamie Vardy added a ninth in injury time.

No top-flight team has ever won by a bigger margin away from home in the entire 131-year history of the Football League than Leicester City did on the south coast. In February 1999, Manchester United beat Nottingham Forest 8-1 at the City Ground, with substitute Ole Gunnar Solskjær famously scoring four goals in 10 minutes.

Club-record Premier League win

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Leicester City celebrate at St. Mary's Stadium
Leicester City celebrate at St. Mary's Stadium

Leicester City beat their own Club record for the second time this season.

Having already set a new Club record for their biggest-ever Premier League triumph against Newcastle United, beating them 5-0 at King Power Stadium last month. However, they were already 5-0 up at the break on Friday, and four more goals in the second period resulted in an iconic victory for the Foxes.

A double treble

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Jamie Vardy & Ayoze Pérez
Jamie Vardy & Ayoze Pérez

Both strikers scored hat-tricks against Southampton on Friday night.

Brendan Rodgers won back-to-back trebles during his time as manager Celtic, but he witnessed a different kind of double treble on Friday, when Ayoze Pérez and Jamie Vardy both scored hat-tricks against the Saints. It was only the second time in the history of the Premier League that two players have scored a hat-trick in the same game, with Jermaine Pennant and Robert Pires each netting three times in a 6-1 win over Southampton in May 2003.

Double hat-trick no.4 for City

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Ayoze Pérez
Ayoze Pérez

Ayoze Pérez claimed the match ball, as did Jamie Vardy, as they both hit trebles against Southampton in October.

It is the fourth double hat-trick in City’s history, meanwhile, with Fred Shinton and Dave Walker (9-1 vs. Gainsborough Trinity in 1909), Arthur Chandler and Ernie Hine (10-0 vs. Portsmouth in 1928), Steve Lynex and Gary Lineker (6-0 vs. Carlisle United in 1982) also completing the feat.

Five up at the break

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Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy celebrates his first goal against the Saints after heading in before the break.

A brace from Ayoze Pérez, strikes from Ben Chilwell and Youri Tielemans and a header from Jamie Vardy put City five goals to the good with only 45 minutes on the clock. It was only the second time the Premier League has seen a side head into the interval 5-0 up, with Manchester City doing so against Burnley in April 2010.

7,007 league goals

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Youri Tielemans
Youri Tielemans

The Belgium international scores Leicester City's second goal of the game.

The Foxes took their Football League and Premier League goalscoring tally to 7,007 with the victory, and it was Belgium international Youri Tielemans who bagged the 7,000th in Leicester’s history. After 4,680 Football League and Premier League games, City’s overall goal difference stands at 7,007 scored and 7,004 conceded – the first time they have had a positive goal difference since September 2016.

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