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11 of the most humiliating defeats in Premier League history
Southampton’s 8-0 thrashing of Sunderland from this weekend plus other big wins.

1. Southampton 8-0 Sunderland (2014-15)

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A BRACE FROM Graziano Pelle, own goals by Santiago Vergini and Liam Bridcutt, in addition to efforts by Jack Cork, Dusan Tadic, Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane helped Southampton thrash Sunderland 8-0. Unsurprisingly, Gus Poyet called it his “most embarrassing” moment in his football career.

2. Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich (1994-95)

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Andy Cole secured the record for most goals in a game with five, as United thumped Ipswich 9-0. Surprisingly though, they still failed to win the league that year, though less surprisingly, Ipswich were relegated.

3. Newcastle 8-0 Sheffield Wednesday (1999-00)

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Alan Shearer equalled Cole’s aforementioned record of five goals, as Bobby Robson got his managerial career at Newcastle off to the best possible start.

4. Chelsea 8-0 Aston Villa (2012-13)

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Rafa Benitez’s Chelsea outclassed a beleaguered Aston Villa, as Fernando Torres briefly threatened to recapture the kind of form that saw him secure a big-money move to the Londoners in the first place.

5. Tottenham 9-1 Wigan (2009-10)

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A performance so bad that Wigan agreed to reimburse their fans, while Tottenham became just the second Premier League team ever to score nine in one match, after United v Ipswich in the 1994-95 campaign.

6. Manchester United 1-6 Manchester City (2011-12)

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Mario Balotelli unveiled his famous ‘Why Always Me’ t-shirt, as Manchester United suffered an unprecedented Premier League thrashing at home to their biggest rivals.

7.  Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal (2011-12)

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Manchester United, with a central midfield comprising of Tom Cleverley and Anderson, overwhelmed Arsenal 8-2. Wayne Rooney hit a hat-trick, while Arsene Wenger admitted to being “hurt” by this embarrassing early-season defeat.

8. Tottenham 3-5 Manchester United (2001-02)

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At a casual glance, the result of this match does not seem especially embarrassing, but under the circumstances, this was a particularly damaging defeat for Spurs. Having gone 3-0 up, Tottenham somehow managed to blow their lead, ultimately losing out thanks to a United second-half attacking masterclass.

9. Everton 7-1 Sunderland (2007-08)

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Arguably the worst moment of Roy Keane’s managerial career at Sunderland (at least aside from his departure), a Paul McShane slip enabled Yakubu to put Everton ahead, and it didn’t get much better from there.

10. Nottingham Forest 1-8 Manchester United (1998-99)

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær scored four times despite only coming on as a substitute, as United easily beat Forest on the anniversary of the Munich air disaster. Alex Ferguson’s side were at the peak of their powers by that point, and consequently went on to win the treble later that year.

11. Chelsea 8-0 Wigan (2009-10)

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The season in which Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea broke the record for most goals in Premier League history with 103, they had already scored seven against Sunderland, Aston Villa and Stoke City, before putting eight past Wigan and consequently winning the title in style.

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