On landmark night Leicester sets new EPL record

On landmark night Leicester sets new EPL record

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Leicester City equalled the 24-year-old record for the biggest ever Premier League victory as 10-man Southampton were dismantled at a rainswept St Mary’s.

The victory sees Brendan Rodgers’ side climb into second place, leapfrogging Manchester City and moving five points behind leaders Liverpool.

On yesterdays night, Leicester have managed to set the below records:

  1. 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
  2. Inflicted Southampton’s biggest ever defeat as an English league side in all competitions in their history
  3. Became only the second team in Premier League history to establish a five-goal lead in the first half of an away game in the competition, after Manchester City against Burnley in April 2010 (also 5-0)
  4. Became only the second side in Premier League history to have two players score a hat-trick in the same game (Perez and Vardy), after Arsenal in May 2003 – also against Southampton (Pennant and Pires)