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Premier League record win: What is the highest scoreline in UK top flight football history?

21:28 BST 25/10/2019
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Goal has all the information about the games with the highest scorelines in Premier League history, as well as the largest winning margins

Manchester City's 8-0 hammering of Watford in 2019 or Manchester United's 8-2 demolition of Arsenal at Old Trafford might spring to mind as some of the most memorable scorelines that the Premier League has had to offer – but they are far from the highest-scoring games of all time.

Goal has rounded up the highest Premier League scorelines since the inception of the competition in 1992, as well as the biggest margins in the top-flight.

Highest Premier League scorelines

The highest-scoring Premier League game of all-time was the 11-goal thriller between Portsmouth and Reading in 2007, where Benjani scored a hat-trick.

It is the only 11-goal game that the Premier League has ever witnessed, with Dimitar Berbatov netting four goals in Tottenham's 6-4 victory over Reading that amounted to 10 goals.

United are holders of the largest winning margin away from home through with 8-1 defeat of Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in 1999.

Goals scored Date Match
11 September 29, 2007 Portsmouth 7-4 Reading
10 December 29, 2007 Tottenham 6-4 Reading
10 November 22, 2009 Tottenham 9-1 Wigan
10 August 28, 2011 Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal
10 December 29, 2012 Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle
10 May 19, 2013 West Bromwich Albion 5-5 Man Utd
9 August 28, 2011 Norwich 4-5 Southampton
9 March 4, 1995 Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town
9 October 26, 1995 Southampton 6-3 Manchester United
9 August 26, 1997 Blackburn Rovers 7-2 Sheffield Wednesday
9 February 6, 1999 Nottingham Forest 1-8 Man Utd
9 February 12, 2000 West Ham 5-4 Bradford City
9 March 11, 2000 Tottenham 7-2 Southampton
9 November 13, 2004 Tottenham Hotspur 4-5 Arsenal
9 May 11, 2008 Middlesbrough 8-1 Manchester City
9 January 16, 2010 Chelsea 7-2 Sunderland
9 December 14, 2013 Manchester City 6-3 Arsenal
9 March 22, 2014 Cardiff City 3-6 Liverpool
9 August 30, 2014 Everton 3-6 Chelsea

Biggest winning Premier League margin 

Manchester City missed the chance to equal the largest winning Premier League margin – first set by crosstown rivals Manchester United – when they hosted Watford at the Etihad in 19-20 and won 8-0, with Bernardo Silva netting a hat-trick.

The Red Devils first held the record for the margin of the largest Premier League win with their 9-0 victory over Ipswich in 1994.

Leicester equalled the record when thhey scored nine goals past Southampton in October 2019.

Goals margin Date Game
9 March 4, 1995 Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich
9 October 25, 2019 Southampton 0-9 Leicester
8 September 19, 1999 Newcastle 8-0 vs Sheffield Wednesday
8 November 22, 2009 Tottenham 9-1 Wigan
8 May 9, 2010 Chelsea 8-0 Wigan
8 December 23, 2012 Chelsea 8-0 Aston Villa
8 October 18, 2014 Southampton 8-0 Sunderland
8 September 21, 2019 Man City 8-0 Watford
7 November 18, 1995 Blackburn Rovers 7-0 Nottingham Forest
7 October 25, 1997 Manchester United 7-0 Barnsley
7 February 6, 1999 Nottingham Forest 1-8 Manchester United
7 May 11, 2005 Arsenal 7-0 Everton
7 January 4, 2006 Arsenal 7-0 Middlesbrough
7 May 11, 2008 Middlesbrough 8-1 Manchester City
7 April 25, 2010 Chelsea 7-0 Stoke City
7 November 2, 2013 Manchester City 7-0 Norwich