July 15, 2020

Southampton Zero Leicester 9: Fizzing Foxes go second as Perez and Vardy hit hat-tricks to set greatest away win EVER

HOW Khun Vichai would have beloved to see this.

Two days earlier than the anniversary of the demise of their chairman and idol, Leicester racked up the equal-biggest win in Premier League historical past.

Leicester Metropolis beat Southampton 9-0 – recording the largest away win in 131 years of top-flight English soccer
Jamie Vardy completed his treble with a stoppage-time penalty that gave Leicester the biggest away win in Prem history
Jamie Vardy accomplished his treble with a stoppage-time penalty
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Spaniard Ayoze Perez notched his first Foxes' hat-trick amid a record win
Spaniard Ayoze Perez notched his first Foxes’ hat-trick amid a file win
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Southampton star Ryan Bertrand took just 12 minutes to become the first player ever to be sent off after VAR
Southampton star Ryan Bertrand took simply 12 minutes to grow to be the primary participant ever to be despatched off after VAR
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9-nil. NINE. Simply learn that yet one more time.

Ayoze Perez led the way in which with a hat-trick whereas Jamie Vardy additionally grabbed a treble.

Ben Chilwell and Youri Tielemans additionally netted, whereas James Maddison’s grabbed the eighth with a surprising free-kick.

It surpassed Manchester United’s 8-1 drubbing of Nottingham Forest in 1999.

And it underlined not solely Leicester’s credentials as real top-four contenders, however probably one thing much more bold as they went above Manchester Metropolis within the league desk.

The final time the Foxes had been second was once they accomplished the unattainable by profitable the league title.

And nearly as good as Liverpool and Metropolis have been this yr, they are going to have famous this brutal win over Southampton – who had Ryan Bertrand despatched off on 12 minutes – with eager curiosity.


The title-winning aspect of 2016 was all made attainable by the imaginative and prescient and monetary backing of late proprietor Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, tragically killed in a helicopter crash outdoors the King Energy stadium on October 27 final yr.

Saints paid tribute by dedicating the entrance cowl of the match programme to the Thai businessman, and put up his picture on the large display 20 minutes earlier than kick-off.

Leicester organized for white scarves bearing Khun Vichai’s identify on one aspect and the phrase ‘Making the unattainable attainable’ on the opposite to be positioned on the seats of each away supporter.

How proud Khun Vichai can be of this group if he had been alive to see them now.

Because the rain swirled spherical St Mary’s, Leicester put in one of the one-sided away shows in Premier League historical past.

Jamie Vardy rounds off the scoring with a history-making penalty on 94 minutes
Jamie Vardy rounds off the scoring with a history-making penalty on 94 minutes
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Jamie Vardy rises to nod home as Leicester dumped Southampton third bottom
Jamie Vardy rises to nod dwelling as Leicester dumped Southampton third backside
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Ayoze Perez finishes clinically as Southampton got the goals to match their relentless attacks
Ayoze Perez finishes clinically as Southampton bought the targets to match their relentless assaults
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It started within the tenth minute as Chilwell adopted up his personal cross to Harvey Barnes and turned within the rebound after his left wing partner-in-crime had seen a shot saved.

However the true game-changing second got here earlier than… and after.

Perez had been fouled within the build-up by a nasty lunge from Bertrand, which VAR deemed to be a red-card offence two minutes after the purpose had been scored.

Off the left-back walked with simply 12 minutes on the clock. Recreation over already.

However given how deadly Leicester when Newcastle went down to 10 males final month, occurring to win 5-Zero that day, the fear round St Mary’s was {that a} related embarrassment was brewing.


What did come to go was way more humiliating.

One turned two on 17 minutes as Tielemans managed the ball within the space and buried previous the helpless Gunn.

Perez has endured a tricky time in entrance of purpose since arriving from Newcastle for £30million in the summertime.

However he lastly broke his duck as he exchanged passes with Tielemans and beat Gunn at his close to submit with an effort the keeper ought to have saved out.

The away supporters taunted Hasenhuttl with chants of ‘You’re getting sacked within the morning’ on the half hour.

And given this was the third dwelling Premier League sport in a row the place his aspect had been two or extra targets down, the Austrian could have been feeling scorching underneath the collar down within the soaking dugout.

Southampton's Yan Valery cannot believe it on a night of horrors for the home side
Southampton’s Yan Valery can not imagine it on an evening of horrors for the house aspect
England ace Jamie Vardy drills the fifth Leicester goal and his second
England ace Jamie Vardy drills the primary of his three targets to make it 5-Zero on the stroke of half-time
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Youri Tielemans really sparked the goal surge when he made it 2-0 after 17 minutes
Youri Tielemans actually sparked the purpose surge when he made it 2-Zero after 17 minutes
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Sadly for him, there was extra distress to return because the Rodgers’ practice saved on coming.

Perez grabbed his second on 39 minutes, blasting in Chilwell’s cross excessive into the online on the far submit.

Vardy bought in on the act as he turned Maya Yoshida with ease earlier than blasting into the online.

It meant Leicester turned simply the second aspect in Prem historical past to attain 5 targets earlier than half-time after Manchester Metropolis did it of their 6-1 battering of Burnley on April 3, 2010.

Perez accomplished his treble on 56 minutes, taking down Barnes’ ball and firing previous Gunn. His solely hat-trick in 5 years at Newcastle additionally got here towards Saints, in a wierd coincidence.


Vardy went joint high of the Prem goal-scoring charts along with his eighth of the season with a header quickly after, as Saints continued to boost the white flag.

Maddison made it eight with a surprising free-kick earlier than Vardy sealed his personal treble from the penalty spot after being felled by Jan Bednarek.

Many dwelling followers had already left properly earlier than half-time as a shell-shocked Hasenhuttl was left to cope with his aspect’s battered confidence, to not point out goal-difference.

The Austrian had claimed the time had come for ‘soiled wins’ earlier than the match – and ended up witnessing the ugliest defeat of his profession.

It’s determined instances at St Mary’s with one other relegation battle trying seemingly.

However Rodgers’ Leicester are trying unstoppable – and also you solely have to have a look at their historical past to know that something is feasible with this membership.

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