Spurs, United, Arsenal and Newcastle - the biggest Premier League wins

23 November 2009 10:18
Tottenham's 9-1 defeat of Wigan was the second-biggest Premier League win in history and a real throwback to yesteryear when such results were commonplace on muddy pitches during the nine-match Christmas/New Year programme.

Nap hand: Alan Shearer celebrates the second of his five goals for Newcastle against Sheffield Wednesday

But before Wigan's critics start consigning them to tiers two or three of football or suggest they should return to Rugby League, history suggests it's more likely just a blip for the side who hammered Chelsea last month.

There have been just seven other top-flight seven-goal performances since football began in this country (1992 according to the TV) and only four of those beaten teams have been relegated.

Indeed one - Everton - finished fourth and stole a Champions League place from deadly rivals Liverpool - before UEFA allowed the Reds in because they had won it then breathed a sigh of relief as the Toffees slipped out of all European competition by the end of August.

Whatever happens to Wigan this season, they'll want revenge when Spurs swank into the DW Stadium later this season - and don't forget they lost 8-2 at Derby in 1976 - the season White Hart Lane tasted relegation so anything's possible.

In the meantime, Wigan manager Roberto Martinez can sit back and enjoy some video highlights - Sportsmail's biggest-ever Premier League wins.

Manchester United 9 Ipswich 0 - March 1995Andy Cole led the way with five goals, with Mark Hughes (2), Paul Ince and RoyKeane also netting for United against an Ipswich team who finished bottom at theend of the season.


VIDEO: Cole hits five as United net nine - how the world rejoiced

Newcastle 8 Sheffield Wednesday 0 - September 1999Alan Shearer bagged five goals - including two penalties - as relegation-boundWednesday were routed at St James' Park. Aaron Hughes set the ball rolling,while Kieron Dyer and Gary Speed netted in the second half.RELEGATED: Sheffield Wednesday

Nottingham Forest 1 Manchester United 8 - February 1999Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came off the bench to fire four goals in the last 10minutes in Manchester United's rout of Forest, who went down at the end of the campaign. Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke each got two goals, with Alan Rogers briefly levelling matters for Forest.

RELEGATED: Nottingham Forest

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Arsenal 7 Everton 0 - May 2005Dennis Bergkamp scored one and had a hand in three others as fourth-placedEverton were brushed aside by runners-up Arsenal. Robert Pires (2), Robin vanPersie, Patrick Vieira, Mathieu Flamini and Edu (penalty) completed a memorablenight for the Highbury faithful.4th place finish: Everton

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Blackburn 7 Nottingham Forest 0 - November 1995Another Shearer hat-trick against a side who finished in mid-table. Lars Bohinen (2), Mike Newell and Graeme Le Saux also netted.

9th place finish: Nottingham Forest

Manchester United 7 Barnsley 0 - October 1997Andy Cole's first half hat-trick helped United to a 4-0 lead in Barnsley's one andonly Premiership season. Ryan Giggs (2), Paul Scholes and Karel Poborsky werealso on target.


Arsenal 7 Middlesbrough 0 - January 2006Thierry Henry inspired this victory with three goals. Philippe Senderos, Robert Pires, Gilberto Silva and Alexander Hleb also scored.

14th place finish: Middlesbrough

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 Explore more:People:Mike Newell, Gary Speed, Ryan Giggs, Dwight Yorke, Philippe Senderos, MARK HUGHES, Robert Pires, Roy Keane, Alan Shearer, Paul Scholes, Paul Ince, Robin van Persie, Roberto Martinez, Andy Cole, Gilberto Silva, Patrick VieiraPlaces:Newcastle, Liverpool, St James' Park

Source: Daily_Mail

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