Top High Scoring Wins in Premier League History
Scoring big against opponent teams is fun for one team. However, for the opponent teams, it is humiliating and in the history of the Premier League, several teams have humiliated their opponents by scoring too many goals
The Premier League is one of the toughest football leagues in the world. It is known for being too physical and therefore, players do not shy away from bringing down opponent players by almost any means. For this reason, scoring too many goals against opponents is not an effortless task. However, in the history of the Premier League, several teams have humiliated their opponents by scoring too many goals. In this feature, we have listed the top high scoring wins in Premier League’s history.
Manchester United vs. Ipswich Town- The year was 1995, and the matchday was not in United’s favour because their star man, Eric Cantona, was not on the team sheet. Not to forget, their top scorer Kanchelskis handed a transfer request just before the match because of which, the dressing room of United was gloomy. However, these factors did not bother United, for they scored nine goals against Ipswich. New signing Andy Cole scored five goals whereas out-of-form Mark Hughes scored two along with two more from Keane and Ince.
Newcastle United vs. Sheffield Wednesday- September 19, 1999; it was the first home game of manager Bobby Robson who was the new manager of Newcastle United. Before this game, he and his team lost an away match against Chelsea but salvaged a win in the Champions League against CSKA Sofia. Therefore, it was a crucial game for Robson because the Toons wanted to see their team victorious on home soil under the new leadership of Bobby. Starman Alan Shearer went in an all attacking mode as he scored five goals in the match, with three goals coming in the first half. Under Robson, that season, Newcastle United finished 11th whereas Sheffield failed to recover from the trauma and at the end of the season, they got relegated.
Tottenham vs. Wigan Athletic- On November 22, 2009, Jermain Defoe became the first player in the history of the Premier League to score five goals in the first half of the match. Under the leadership of Peter Crouch, Defoe shinned and hammered the team of Wigan Athletic. To date, no other player has scored five goals in the first half of a Premier League match. Not to forget, Tottenham are still the only team in the Premier League to score six goals in the first half of a match.