- Man Utd has two of the three biggest wins in Premier League history.
- Southampton was on the receiving end of two big losses and one 8-0 win.
- Liverpool has the most recent 9-0 win against Bournemouth.
The average number of goals scored per Premier League match varies from season-to-season, but more often than not, it’s around 2.5 goals per game. Soccer is not a high-scoring sport, and bettors wouldn’t naturally predict a 9-0 score in Premier League betting.
That being said, a handful of games over the years have produced a glut of goals for one side and left the other humiliated by the score.
Here are the biggest wins in Premier League history:
Biggest Premier League Wins
Manchester United 9-0 vs. Ipswich Town – March 4, 1995
Manchester United entered following a shocking 1-0 defeat to Everton and without the talismanic Eric Cantona, who was five games into his suspension for kicking a fan in the chest.
As soccer odds go, they weren’t exactly expecting a massive win from United. Sir Alex Ferguson was forced to play Mark Hughes, who’d only scored five goals in 22 appearances that season, alongside new signing Andy Cole.
Cole stepped up and scored five goals, Hughes added two, and Roy Keane and Paul Ince scored a goal a piece in one of the biggest ever wins in the Premier League.
Newcastle United 8-0 vs. Sheffield Wednesday – September 19, 1999
This was the late Bobby Robson’s first EPL home game in charge of the Magpies. It was also the game that cemented Alan Shearer’s legend status at St. James’ Park.
The striker scored five goals for the first and only time in his career. Aaron Hughes, Kieron Dyer, and Gary Speed were the other players to get on the scoresheet. Sheffield Wednesday never recovered from this match and was relegated that season. The club hasn’t been in the EPL since.
Tottenham 9-1 vs. Wigan Athletic – November 22, 2009
Ten years after the last record win, it was Tottenham vs. Wigan Athletic that produced another big one. Spurs were leading 1-0 in the 50th minute of the match and there weren’t too many signs of the capitulation that was about to come.
Peter Crouch headed the ball into the goal and then Jermaine Defoe made it 3-0 from a tight angle. Paul Scharner got one back for Wigan, but that wasn’t nearly enough. Defoe put three more into the goal, while Chris Kirkland scored an own goal and Niko Kranjcar put the last of the nine goals for Spurs away.
Chelsea 8-0 vs. Wigan Athletic – May 9, 2010
Less than a year later, Wigan provided another piece of entertainment, this time for Chelsea’s fans at Stamford Bridge.
Carlos Ancelotti’s side needed to take all three points to stop Manchester United from claiming their fourth EPL title in a row. Nicholas Anelka gave the Blues the lead after six minutes and it was all downhill for Wigan from there.
Frank Lampard scored the second from the penalty spot to open the floodgates for Salomon Kalou, Anelka, and Ashley coal. Didier Drogba added a second-half hat trick, which helped him to win the Golden Boot award. This is the only team that actually won the title in the year that they put eight or more goals past an opposition.
Chelsea 8-0 vs. Aston Villa – December 23, 2012
EPL betting odds wouldn’t have had another 8-0 win for Chelsea just over two years later, but that’s exactly what happened. It was Aston Villa that was on the receiving end of the thrashing this time.
Fernando Torres was having an exceptional season and opened the scoring in the third minute. Goals from David Luiz, Branislav Ivanovic, Frank Lampard, Oscar, Eden Hazard, and a brace from Ramires were enough to give Villa their worst-ever beating.
Seven different Chelsea players scored: A new Premier League record for the highest number of players on a single team scoring in a match.
Southampton 8-0 vs. Sunderland – October 18, 2014
Sunderland was simply demolished at St. Mary’s Stadium in 2014.
Sunderland’s Santiago Vergini opened the scoring with a beautiful own goal in the 12th minute and this set the tone for comical defending for the Black Cats. They conceded seven more times with three own goals, with Liam Bridcutt and Patrick van Aanholt adding to Vegini’s opener.
Graziano Pelle, Jack Cork, Dusan Tadic, and Victor Wanyama were the Southampton players on the scoresheet.
Manchester City 8-0 vs. Watford – September 21, 2019
When you’re 5-0 down after 18 minutes, you just know it’s going to be a long afternoon on the pitch. That’s exactly what happened to Watford in 2019 when they conceded five goals faster than any other team in EPL history.
While the final 72 minutes of the match were slightly more successful than the first 18, Watford still conceded three more.
A Bernardo Silva hattrick, and goals from David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez, Nicholas Otamendi, and Kevin de Bruyne were behind one of the darkest days for any Hornets supporter.
Leicester City 9-0 vs. Southhampton – October 25, 2019
Southampton allowed two players to score hat tricks in one game for just the second time in EPL history.
Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Pérez scored three a piece, and Ben Chilwell, Youri Tielemens, and James Maddison were all on the scoresheet, as well.
Manchester United 9-0 vs. Southampton – February 2, 2021
Just 15 months later, Southampton was on the receiving end of another thrashing, this time at the hands of a struggling Manchester United side at Old Trafford.
Seven different Man United players scored in this game, equalling Chelsea’s 2012 record. Southampton defender Jan Bednarek scored an own goal and the others came courtesy of Aaron Wan Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, Daniel James, and a brace from Anthony Martial.
Liverpool 9-0 vs. Bournemouth – August 27, 2022
Liverpool needed to make a statement after gaining just two points in their opening three games of the 2022-23 season and they did just that against Premier League newcomers Bournemouth.
The Cherries were 5-0 down by halftime and let in another four after the break.
Roberto Firmino had an excellent game, scoring two and assisting three more, while the other players on the scoresheet included Luis Diaz, Harvey Elliot, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Fabio Carvhalo, and an own goal from Chris Mepham.
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