Nine-goal Utd set records tumbling

English Premier League

Manchester United have set a host of Premier League records tumbling following the club's remarkable 9-0 victory over Southampton.

The Red Devils stormed to a record-equalling 9-0 win over the nine-man Saints on Tuesday evening to draw level with rivals Manchester City at the summit of this season's Premier League standings.

Scroll through the gallery to see Man United's seven different goalscorers on the night

In doing so, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side matched the record set by United in 1995 for the competition's biggest-ever win following a 9-0 trouncing of Ipswich Town, and which was equalled by Leicester City in 2019 against none other than Southampton. 

United have thus become the first side to win two matches by a scoreline of 9-0 in the Premier League's history, and only the second to have won a match with at least seven different goalscorers on the scoresheet.

That was achieved following goals from Aaron Wan Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, Dan James and a brace from substitute Anthony Martial, while the other goal came in the form of an own-goal from Southampton's Jan Bednarek, who later also received his marching orders.

Tuesday's result also saw United do the double over Ralph Hassenhutl's side with an aggregate score of 12-2 across the two clashes, equalling yet another league record in the competition.

The Manchester giants' 12 goals across the two matches against Southampton is the joint-most ever scored against a single side in a single Premier League season, matching Blackburn Rovers' haul against Nottingham Forest in 1995/96, Tottenham Hotspur's return against Wigan Athletic in 2009/10 and Manchester City's tally against Watford last season.

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