Records tumbled at St. Mary’s on Friday as Brendan Rodgers Leicester City showed no mercy in demolishing Ralph Hasenhüttl’s Southampton 9-0, with Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez both bagging hat-tricks.

Their ruthless triumph got themselves in the record books by being the side to record the biggest-ever victory by an away side in an English top-flight league match in the 131-year history of the Football League. Overall, the 9-0 margin isn’t the biggest one, as the rout equalled Manchester United's 9-0 demolition of Ipswich at Old Trafford in March 1995.


The annihilation started in as early as the 10th minute when left-back Ben Chilwell capitalized after Angus Gunn’s smart save off Harvey Barnes’ shot. Two minutes on and VAR played its role in reducing the home team down to 10 men as Ryan Bertrand was shown a straight red for a cynical challenge on Ayoze Perez.

This paved way for Leicester to let open the flood gates and Rodgers’ men made no mistake in pouncing on the opportunities to pile further misery on Southampton. The win now sees the Foxes just five points behind league leaders Liverpool, who host Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

A performance as this will go down in history as one of the finest showings, and this achievement has sent the footballing world into a frenzy. This is how they are reacting to it:



Feature image courtesy: AFP / Glyn Kirk