MANCHESTER, Feb 3: Manchester United beat nine-man Southampton 9-0 to tie the biggest margin of victory in a Premier League match, while Arsenal had two players sent off in their defeat at Wolves on Tuesday.
It came 15 months after Southampton lost by the same score line at home to Leicester, for the heaviest-ever home defeat.
Southampton had 19-year-old midfielder Alexandre Jankewitz sent off after 82 seconds and was trailing 6-0 when Jan Bednarek also received a red card for a foul on Anthony Martial in the penalty area in the 86th.
United scored three more late goals and matched its biggest-ever win in the Premier League, having also beaten Ipswich 9-0 in 1995.
“What can I say? It is horrible,” Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl said. “But we stood up after the first 9-0 and we have to do that again.
“I said at the time we do not need it again, but when we have it again you have to take it.”
United moved level on points with first-placed Manchester City, behind only on goal difference. – Agencies