Manchester United woke up this morning having matched the Premier League record for most goals scored in a single game after they destroyed Southampton last night.
It’s the second time in two seasons the Saints have been battered 9-0 after Leicester City handed down the humiliation in October of 2019.
United hold the original record having put nine past Ipswich way back in 1995 but what went wrong for Southampton?
Well, that’s simple, Alexandre Jankewitz is the answer but he’s not entirely to blame as Southampton fell victim to their second record-matching defeat of the season.
The 19-year-old Swiss midfielder was sent off after only 79 seconds which ultimately triggering the collapse for Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side and led United to their staggering victory.
Scorers on the night for the Red Devils were Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, Bednarek (OG), Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial with twi, Scott McTominay with Bruno Fernandes & Daniel James with goals late on.
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 3, 2021
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The result sees Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s men go join top of the Premier League with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City with City having the luxury of two games in hand.