Manchester United beat nine-man Southampton 9-0 on Tuesday to tie the most important margin of victory in a Premier League match.
It got here 15 months after Southampton misplaced by the identical rating line at residence to Leicester, for the heaviest-ever residence defeat.
Southampton had 19-year-old midfielder Alexandre Jankewitz despatched off after 82 seconds and was trailing 6-0 when Jan Bednarek additionally acquired a crimson card for a foul on Anthony Martial in the penalty space in the 86th.
United scored three extra late objectives and matched its biggest-ever win in the Premier League, having additionally overwhelmed Ipswich 9-0 in 1995.
“What can I say? It’s horrible,” Southampton supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl mentioned. “However we stood up after the primary 9-0 and we now have to do this once more.
“I mentioned on the time we don’t want it once more, however when we now have it once more you need to take it.”
United moved degree on factors with first-place Manchester Metropolis, behind solely on objective distinction.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani added to the own-goal by Bednarek as United went into halftime 4-0 forward. Martial changed Cavani for the second half and scored twice, with Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and Daniel James additionally netting.
“It’s straightforward to take your foot off the gasoline however we didn’t wish to try this,” Rashford mentioned. “We went out in the second half the identical as the primary.
“The primary half set the tone for us however it’s about preserving a optimistic angle and maintain scoring objectives.”
United’s objective distinction is now +19, solely 5 lower than Metropolis’s.
Yet another objective would have tied United’s membership file, a 10-0 victory over Anderlecht in the European Cup in 1956.
(Inputs from AP.)