Manchester: Manchester United have beaten nine-man Southampton 9-0 on Tuesday (Wednesday AEDT) to tie the biggest margin of victory in a Premier League match.
It came 15 months after Southampton lost by the same scoreline 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 in the penalty area in the 86th.
United scored three more late goals and matched their biggest-ever win in the Premier League, having also beaten Ipswich 9-0 in 1995. United moved level on points with first-place Manchester City but remain behind on goal difference. Earlier, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta took the positives from his side’s 2-1 defeat at Wolves, saying David Luiz’s controversial red card for conceding a penalty on the stroke of half-time had turned the game upside down. Arteta had every right to be scratching his head at the way his side’s seven-game unbeaten Premier League run ended.