Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus netted four goals as Pep Guardiola’s side returned to their mighty best to put on the leg in the Carabao Cup final with an utter 9-0 demolition of League One side Burton Albion at the Etihad Stadium. 

The mammoth victory against Burton made many to inquire if this City thumping is the biggest win recorded in English football? But looking at the back, it is crystal clear that it is not the biggest win in history. So, Khelpanda offers a view at five of the biggest winning margins in the history of English football.

Middlesbrough 8-1 Man City (2008)

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Middlesbrough romped to an 8-1 last-day victory over ten-man Manchester City at The Riverside. City’s hopes of getting something from the game suffered a huge blow after 15 minutes when Richard Dunne was sent-off and gave away a penalty which Stewart Downing dispatched. Middlesbrough had five different goalscorers, including a hat-trick from Afonso Alves.

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Newcastle United 8-0 Sheffield Wednesday (1999)

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It was in this match in 1999 that the England international striker Alan Shearer found the net five times in Newcastle United’s 8-0 thrashing of Sheffield Wednesday. It was a dream start at St James’ Park for manager Bobby Robson as the fans celebrated in the best style. Shearer’s hat-trick came in 12 first-half minutes and was sandwiched by an opener from Aaron Hughes on 11 minutes and a goal just after the break from Kieron Dyer.

Southampton 8-0 Sunderland (2014)

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Southampton demolished Sunderland at St Mary’s in a game which saw Santiago Vergini score one of the Premier League’s most spectacular own goals. The Argentine, 26, volleyed in from 18 yards, before Graziano Pelle and Jack Cork each scored from close range. Pelle’s well-taken second followed a Liam Bridcutt own goal and Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone passed to Dusan Tadic to make it six. Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane sealed Sunderland’s biggest loss in 32 years.

Tottenham Hotspur 9-1 Wigan (2009)

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Jermain Defoe smashed home five goals as rampant Tottenham chalked up their biggest ever Premier League victory. Peter Crouch, Aaron Lennon, David Bentley, and Niko Kranjcar were also on the scoresheet on that day. Defoe equaled the Premier League record for most goals in a game, matching Alan Shearer’s five for Newcastle against Sheffield in September 1999 and Andy Cole for United in the game against Ipswich.

Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town (1995)

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Andy Cole scored five goals for Alex Ferguson’s men at Old Trafford in what remains the one of the biggest win in the Premier League era. This was Manchester United’s best result in 103 years. It wiped out Blackburn’s goal difference advantage at the top of the table as Rovers beat Aston Villa 1–0 at Villa Park on the same day. United still went on to finish second in the league, just one point behind Blackburn, while Ipswich were relegated, finishing bottom of the league.


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