Leicester Metropolis equalled the 24-365 days-previous faculty file for essentially the most attention-grabbing ever Premier League victory as 10-man Southampton had been dismantled at a rainswept St Mary’s.
The victory sees Brendan Rodgers’ facet climb into 2d situation, leapfrogging Manchester Metropolis and intelligent five parts in the help of leaders Liverpool.
The end result, which goes Manchester United’s 9-Zero procure in opposition to Ipswich in 1995, became most attention-grabbing confirmed in stoppage time attributable to Jamie Vardy’s penalty.
Each Vardy and Ayoze Perez scored hat-techniques, with the visitors aided by Ryan Bertrand’s purple card for a reckless place aside on Perez in the beget-as a lot as Ben Chilwell’s opener.
That opened the floodgates for Leicester, who turned on the vogue upright two days forward of the first anniversary of the helicopter rupture that killed the membership’s aged chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four utterly different of us.
Youri Tielemans furthermore scored his 1/three goal of the campaign and James Maddison added a extraordinary free-kick on a depressing night time for Southampton, who drop into the bottom three.
On a landmark night time, Leicester furthermore:
- recorded essentially the most attention-grabbing ever victory by an away facet in an English top-flight league match in the 131-365 days history of the Football League
- inflicted Southampton’s most attention-grabbing ever defeat as an English league facet in all competitions in their history
- grew to turn out to be most attention-grabbing the 2d crew in Premier League history to put a five-goal lead in the first half of of an away game in the rivals, after Manchester Metropolis in opposition to Burnley in April 2010 (furthermore 5-Zero)
- grew to turn out to be most attention-grabbing the 2d facet in Premier League history to possess two gamers rating a hat-trick in the same game (Perez and Vardy), after Arsenal in Might per chance unprejudiced 2003 – furthermore in opposition to Southampton (Pennant and Pires)
Lethal Leicester abet peek of intent
Leicester might perhaps per chance unprejudiced possess done a game bigger than Liverpool nonetheless this emphatic end result way that they’ve now scored extra desires than the league leaders and are upright four in the help of Manchester Metropolis.
And the omens peruse upright for Rodgers’ facet who possess now silent one point extra from the outlet 10 video games of the latest season than on the same stage of their title-a hit campaign in 2015-sixteen.
With trips to Crystal Palace and Brighton on the horizon either facet of web hosting Arsenal, Leicester possess every chance to kick on from their strong originate up, nonetheless given the energy and create of Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis, a title place aside appears to be like now now not going.
But the vogue by which the Foxes ruthlessly lower thru the hosts will on the different hand abet as a warning to others, with their three desires for the duration of the outlet 19 minutes the fastest they’ve gathered that scoreline in a Premier League match since 1998.
Furthermore working in Leicester’s favour is the attacking chance serene being equipped by Vardy.
While the forward is drawing shut his thirty 1/three birthday, there are few indicators, if any, that his bodily capabilities are waning and he regarded as sprightly as ever as he recorded his first hat-trick for practically three years.
His first confirmed nimbleness and awareness as he lower interior Saints defender Maya Yoshida to drill a shut-differ effort into the bottom corner, while his 2d showcased trim movement as he headed past Angus Gunn from shut differ. His trademark blistering meander then took him away from the Southampton defence to procure and convert a gradual penalty.
His exploits had been furthermore complemented by Perez, who opened his myth for the season after discovering the bottom-appropriate style corner following a blinding one-two with Tielemans.
The Spaniard then beautifully swept house Chilwell’s pinpoint unsuitable for his 2d forward of discovering the bottom corner with a left-footed shot to complete his treble.
What does this imply for sorry Southampton?
On the originate up of the night time Southampton’s heart of attention became purely on ending a barren bustle of seven video games with out a house procure relationship help to April.
But by half of-time supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl had changed tack considerably, by simply making an strive to lead away from to any extent extra embarrassment.
The Austrian, who at events appeared excited and spent grand of the interval sitting in his technical relate, equipped Kevin Danso and Jack Stephens to exchange Jannik Vestergaard and Danny Ings, nonetheless it became too minute to gradual.
With the gang visibly thinning in the 2d period, Hasenhuttl need to now hope the scale of this defeat has now now not eroded the self belief of his gamers too grand.
While the Saints are just a few parts than on the same time final term, they give the impact of being in hazard of being dragged into one other relegation fight.
And their avenue to redemption is now now not going to be an straightforward one with their subsequent two fixtures away at Manchester Metropolis in both the Carabao Cup and Premier League.
Man of the Match – Ayoze Perez
‘We had been ruthless’ – what they acknowledged
Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers, talking to BBC Match of the Day:
“I’m more than happy to survey our work charge, we scored some expansive desires and we had been very hungry tonight. It became monstrous climate nonetheless our heart of attention became outstanding. I’m more than happy how we defended, and we had been ruthless. I’m very proud to face and be the supervisor of that crew.
“We would possess liked to procure the ball help like a flash and attack over again. A mark of the upright facets is you create now now not let up. We would possess liked to give a proof for we’re a upright facet and we undoubtedly did that in the 2d half of.
“We had been ruthlessly straightforward in our game. While you happen to’re so many desires up you would with out anxiousness sluggish nonetheless we kept focused. We prefer to be a top crew and to be a top crew you will need to be scientific.
“It became a really upright crew performance and we’re happy to possess shut a blinding sheet. It be upright for our desires for nonetheless the dazzling sheet is equally crucial.”
Southampton supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl, talking to BBC Match of the Day:
“That became one among the annoying ones tonight. The performance became a catastrophe on the present time and I if truth be told possess to apologies and possess shut a hundred% accountability – I’ve never viewed a crew act admire this, there became no fight for the leisure.
“It became monstrous to examine and all people who stayed to examine is mainly partial to this soccer membership. Leicester had been in every phase of the game better than us I’m a proud man nonetheless the attain we play on the present time is now now not the attain I must survey my crew play. We need to procure our heads up and that is my job in the following couple of days.
“I acknowledged we must at all times play to the final minute nonetheless I’m in a position to note why the fans that left. All of us need to to preserve out every thing to drag this help. I possess now not checked out the [Ryan Bertrand] purple card nonetheless it doesn’t manufacture any distinction on this moment.”
On what became acknowledged after the game: “There is nothing I must talk about of right here in entrance of the camera – we preserve that for in the dressing room.”
Southampton traipse to Manchester Metropolis in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday (19:forty five GMT) forward of returning to the Etihad in the Premier League on Saturday, 2 November (15:00 GMT).
Leicester traipse to Burton in the EFL Cup furthermore on Tuesday (19:forty five GMT) forward of going to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday, three November (14:00 GMT).