5 heavy defeats in English football

By Press Association Sport staff

Gabriel Jesus scored four goals as holders Manchester City powered towards a return to the Carabao Cup final with a ruthless 9-0 demolition of League One side Burton at the Etihad Stadium.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of the biggest winning margins in the history of English football.

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Liverpool 10 Fulham 0 – September 1986

Liverpool scored plenty of goals in the 1980s (PA)
Liverpool scored plenty of goals in the 1980s (PA)

Kenny Dalglish’s team went one better than Pep Guardiola’s in the League Cup second round with Steve McMahon scoring four times. The Reds reached the final but lost to Arsenal.

Manchester City 10 Huddersfield 1 – November 1987

David White was one of three City players to score hat-tricks against Huddersfield (PA Archive)
David White was one of three City players to score hat-tricks against Huddersfield (PA Archive)

Three City players – Tony Adcock, Paul Stewart and David White – scored hat-tricks as the Yorkshire side were routed at Maine Road.

Manchester United 9 Ipswich 0 – March 1995

Manchester United’s Andy Cole celebrates the first of his four goals (PA Archive)
Manchester United’s Andy Cole celebrates the first of his four goals (PA Archive)

Andy Cole scored five goals as Sir Alex Ferguson’s team recorded their biggest Premier League win but the title went to Blackburn.

Tottenham 9 Wigan 1 – November 2009

Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring Tottenham’s’ seventh goal (Neil Tingle/PA)
Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring Tottenham’s’ seventh goal (Neil Tingle/PA)

Jermain Defoe found the net five times as Spurs recorded their biggest Premier League victory. Amazingly, the score was only 1-0 at half-time.

Middlesbrough 8 Man City 1 – May 2008

Afonso Alves and Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany battle for the ball (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Afonso Alves and Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany battle for the ball (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Sven-Goran Eriksson’s final game as City boss ended with a humbling by Middlesbrough as Afonso Alves scored a hat-trick in a Premier League rout at the Riverside.

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