Leicester City recent trash on Southampton equalled the 24-year-old record for the biggest victory ever in Premier League as 10-man Southampton were reduced to nothing at a rainswept St Mary’s.
Following the victory, Brendan Rodgers’ team has climbed to second place on the Premier League table, moving ahead of former second Manchester City and staying only five points behind leaders Liverpool.
Southampton facing a 9-0 disgrace from Leicester matched Ipswich pity record when Manchester United loaded them 9-0 in 1995.
Both Vardy and Ayoze Perez netted hat-trick goals, with Leicester assisted by Ryan Bertrand’s red card for a reckless challenge on Perez in the build-up to Ben Chilwell’s opener.
Leicester took advantage of the mistake on Southampton side, who turned on the style just two days before the first anniversary of the helicopter crash that killed the club’s former chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other persons on board.
Youri Tielemans also netted his third goal of the campaign and James Maddison also shined by commanding a superb free-kick on a Southampton miserable evening.