EPL: Leicester Make History In 9-0 Whitewash Of Southampton
Liecester City players celebrate one of their nine goals against Southampton/Twitter

Leicester City astonishingly hammered Southampton 9-0 at their home, securing the largest away win in English football history.

The Foxes also equaled the Premier League record for victory margin set by Manchester United against Ipswich in the 1994-95 season

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Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand was sent off in a horror showing that saw them booed, and some fans leave in the first twenty minutes.

Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy scored hat-tricks in the mauling, setting records of their own.

Leicester scored five in the first half against the shellshocked Saints, a feat only achieved away before by Manchester City.

Ben Chilwell opened the scoring after 10 minutes, stabbing home from close range for just his second career goal. Bertrand was then dismissed after VAR review for a foul on Ayoze Perez in the build up.

Youri Tielemans then scored before Perez scored a first-half brace, the first coming thirty seconds after the Belgium international’s strike.

The former Newcastle attacker Perez secured his hat-trick after half-time and has now scored seven goals against Southampton, including three in each of his last two matches, more than against any other Premier League team.

He is one of just two players to bag hat-tricks in consecutive games against the same opponent, following Luis Suarez who did so for Liverpool against Norwich. Perez is the first man to do so representing different clubs.

Jamie Vardy was not left out in the party as he scored the Foxes 7th before the interval after Perez notched his third, before rounding things off from the spot as time expired.

The former England international has had a magnificent 2019, after some struggles under manager Brendan Rodgers’ predecessor Claude Puel.

Since the turn of the year Vardy has banged home 21 goals, one ahead of City’s Argentine superstar Sergio Aguero.

James Maddison scored a free-kick to make it eight in between Vardy’s second and third goals, with Leicester ninth goal on the day sealing the largest ever margin of victory away from home in Premier League play.