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Leicester City Didn't Keep Pushing For Nine Goals By Chance

Leicester City Didn't Keep Pushing For Nine Goals By Chance

With the very last kick of the game from the penalty spot Jamie Vardy again scribbled Leicester City into the history books, their 9-0 demolition of Southampton under the lights at St Mary's going down as the biggest win for a team playing away from home in England's top flight.

The feat means the Foxes also share another record, the biggest win in the Premier League era, which has been held by Man United since 1995 when they put put nine goals past Ipswich Town at Old Trafford.

These events usually happen by chance, when the side making history are often unaware of what is happening until they actually come off the pitch. Speaking to Sky Sports after the game however, Jamie Vardy revealed Brendan Rodgers' side became aware that the record was up for grabs after Ayoze Perez scored the side's sixth, completing his hat-trick in the process after he opened his account with the club earlier in the evening.

But according to the striker, who also grabbed a hat-trick for himself, it was centre-half Jonny Evans who first mentioned the prospect of breaking the record.

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We actually found out at 6-0 when Jonny Evans came sprinting over saying that if we continue doing what we're doing we can get the record and we've gone all the way to the end. We've managed to do it.

As it happens the game could have gone down as the wettest game of football so biblical was the weather, not that it stopped Leicester producing one of the most impressive performances in the club's history to secure second spot in the table - until this afternoon at least.

A top-four finish is no longer just a possibility - it's a probability.

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