Leicester City trash Southampton 9-0 in league match

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Leicester City have equaled Manchester United record for the biggest Premier League victory over Southampton.

Leicester on Friday night dismantled 10-man Southampton at a rainswept St Mary’s.

With the victory, the Brendan Rodgers tutored side climb into second place, ahead of Manchester City and moving five points behind leaders Liverpool.

The result matches Manchester United’s 9-0 win against Ipswich in 1995, was only confirmed in stoppage time after Jamie Vardy’s penalty.

Both Vardy and Ayoze Perez scored hat-tricks, with the visitors aided by Ryan Bertrand’s red card for a reckless challenge on Perez in the build-up to Ben Chilwell’s opener.

That opened the floodgates for Leicester, who turned on the style just two days before the first anniversary of the helicopter crash that killed the club’s former chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people.

Youri Tielemans also scored his third goal of the campaign and James Maddison added a superb free-kick on a miserable evening for Southampton, who drops into the bottom three.

On a landmark night, Leicester also recorded the biggest ever victory by an away side in an English top-flight league match in the 131-year history of the Football League and also inflicted Southampton’s biggest ever defeat as an English league side in all competitions in their history.

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