Record English Premier League wins

LONDON, Nov 22, 2009 (AFP) - Tottenham Hotspur's 9-1 rout of Wigan Athletic here on Sunday was one of the most lopsided Premier League victories.

The scoreboard shows the score of the Tottenham Hotspur versus Wigan Athletic during the Premiership match at White Hart Lane in London on November 22, 2009 (AFP photo)

The greatest winning margins in the EPL are as follows:

March 1995: Manchester United 9 Ipswich Town 0

England striker Andy Cole scored five goals and current Manchester City manager Mark Hughes two, with Paul Ince and Roy Keane also netting against an Ipswich side who would finish bottom of the table that season.

November 2009: Tottenham Hotspur 9 Wigan Athletic 1

England striker Jermain Defoe scored five goals, all in the second half - including a hat-trick in seven minutes - as Spurs ran riot at White Hart Lane.

Peter Crouch and Aaron Lennon were also on target before Chris Kirkland's own-goal and Niko Kranjcar's last minute effort rounded off victory.

Wigan did manage a goal through Austria's Paul Scharner.

September 1999: Newcastle 8 Sheffield Wednesday 0 - September 1999

Newcastle great Alan Shearer scored five times, including two penalties, as relegation-bound Wednesday were walloped at St James' Park. Aaron Hughes opened the scoring while Kieron Dyer and Gary Speed both scored in the second half.

February 1999: Nottingham Forest 1 Manchester United 8

Supersub Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came off the bench to score four goals in the last 10 minutes against Forest, who were on their way to being relegated. Strikers Cole and Dwight Yorke both grabbed two goals apiece, with Forest's Alan Rogers briefly drawing the hosts level.

May 2005: Arsenal 7 Everton 0

Dutch maestro Dennis Bergkamp scored one and helped create three others as Everton were swept aside. Robert Pires (2), Robin van Persie, Patrick Vieira, Mathieu Flamini and Edu (penalty) were the Gunners' other goalscorers.

November 1995: Blackburn 7 Nottingham Forest 0

Shearer's hat-trick was the centrepiece of this win with Lars Bohinen (two), Mike Newell and Graeme le Saux piling on the agony for Forest.

October 1997: Manchester United 7 Barnsley 0

Cole's first half hat-trick helped United go 4-0 up in what was Barnsley's one and only Premiership season to date. Ryan Giggs (2), Paul Scholes and Karel Poborsky also netted.

January 2006: Arsenal 7 Middlesbrough 0 - January 2006

Thierry Henry grabbed a hat-trick in a match where Philippe Senderos, Robert Pires, Gilberto Silva and Alexander Hleb found the back of the net as well.

Source: AFP

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