Leicester destroy Southampton 9-0 to equal biggest win in Premier League history

Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy

Leicester City created history on Friday night as they dismantled Southampton 9-0 at St Mary's.

The result equalled the record for the biggest win in Premier League history. It is also the biggest away win ever recorded in the Premier League.

The Foxes didn't waste time in taking the lead when Ben Chilwell tapped home after just 10 minutes.

And it immediately went from bad to worse following the goal.

Ryan Bertrand put in a horrendous challenge on Ayoze Perez in the build-up but Mike Dean waved play on as Leicester had advantage.

VAR then checked the incident after the goal and Bertrand was rightfully given a red card.

Watch Bertrand's red card below:

And Southampton quickly capitulated after going down to 10-men.

Youri Tielemans doubled his side's lead after 17 minutes and Ayoze Perez then got his first goal for his new club two minutes later.

A number of Southampton fans left the ground after the third goal and that proved to be a wise decision as Leicester piled on the misery.

Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez celebrate vs Southampton

The Spaniard got his second of the night, and Leicester's fourth, after 39 minutes.

And there was still time for Jamie Vardy to make it 5-0 just before half-time.

The English striker cut inside Maya Yoshida with some quick feet and then fired an unstoppable effort into the top corner.

Ralph Hasenhüttl would have wanted to limit the damage at half-time and he sent on Jack Stephens and Kevin Danso in place of Jannik Vestergaard and Danny Ings.

But that did not appear to make any difference as Leicester continued to score almost at will after half-time.

Ayoze Perez completed his hat-trick with a fine touch and volley 12 minutes into the half, and Vardy made it 7-0 just after the restart.

James Maddison scored a banging free-kick

Leicester started to put their foot off the pedal after their seventh but still make it 8-0 with five minutes remaining.

James Maddison had not got himself on the scoresheet but did so in superb style as he curled in a free-kick from 20 yards out.

Leicester needed one more goal to equal the biggest win in Premier League history and they got it with the last kick of the game.

Vardy ran through on goal and was taken down by Jan Bednarek for a penalty.

And he brushed himself down and dispatched his effort past Angus Gunn to create history for his side.

Leicester have now moved above Manchester City into second in the table. They look as if they have what it takes to finish in the top four this season.

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