Leicester City equalled the record for the biggest ever Premier League victory as they defeated Southampton at St Mary’s on Friday night.
Brendan Rodgers’ men won 9-0 at a rainswept St Mary’s and moved to the second position in the Premier League, five points behind league leaders Liverpool, having played a game more.
Former Leicester City striker and now a popular football pundit Gary Lineker has taken to social networking site Twitter to express his reaction. He was naturally overjoyed with such a dominant performance.
9-0 and the biggest away win in the history of the Premier League goes to @lcfc. What a time to be alive. 💥
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 25, 2019
Leicester have been very impressive in the Premier League under Rodgers this season, and they were ruthless against the Saints who went a man down early in the game after Ryan Bertrand picked up a red card for a reckless challenge on Ayoze Perez in the build-up to Ben Chilwell’s opener.
Both Perez and Jamie Vardy scored hat-tricks. Youri Tielemans also scored his third goal of the season, and James Maddison added a superb free-kick to send Southampton into the bottom three.