5 heavy defeats in English football

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, Football Paradise takes a look at some of the biggest winning margins in the history of English football.

Liverpool 10 Fulham 0 – September 1986

Soccer – FA Cup – Final – Everton v Liverpool
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 United 9 Ipswich 0 – March 1995

Soccer – FA Carling Premiership – Manchester United v Ipswich Town – Old Trafford
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

Soccer – Barclays Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur v Wigan Athletic – White Hart Lane
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.

Newcastle 8 Sheffield Wednesday 0 – September 1999

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Alan Shearer is congratulated after scoring his third goal for Newcastle (John Giles/PA)

Alan Shearer got his name on the list of players to score five times in a Premier League match when the Magpies clipped the Owls’ wings at the turn of the century.

Middlesbrough 8 Man City 1 – May 2008

Soccer – Barclays Premier League – Middlesbrough v Manchester City – Riverside Stadium
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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