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Manchester United equals record with Leicester City after emphatic victory

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Manchester United’s 1995 record against Ipswich Town was held for over two decades before being equaled by Leicester City. In 2019, the Foxes scored nine goals against a very poor Southampton side to equal the record for most goals scored in a Premier League match. It did not seem likely that such a massive scoreline would be achieved in the near future. However, just two years later Manchester United have managed to reclaim their record by scoring nine past the same team Leicester demolished. The Saints conceded nine goals from seven different players in their latest match and it seems like the Red Devils will give their Blue cousins a run for their money.

This is the first time in years that the Red Devils genuinely look like title contenders but after their 2-1 loss against the bottom of the table, Sheffield United, many dismissed them once again. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed the footballing world just how serious of a threat they are to dethroning Liverpool as the English Champions. In a match filled with pure skills and passion, the United players ruthlessly put nine past the nine men of Southampton. While some may say that the Saints were unlucky to have conceded a red card so early, the Red Devils worked hard to get such a historic scoreline.

United players showed unbelievable chemistry on the field as they had seven different names on the score sheet. While Aron Wan Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, and Edinson Cavani were on the score sheet in the first half, Anthony Martial, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, and Daniel James, scored in the second half. There was a moment of frustration when Che Adams seemed to have scored past a sleeping United defense, but the goal was ruled out after a VAR check which confirmed that Adams was offside by just a fraction.

Manchester United regain their Premier League record after scoring nine.

The English giants are second on the table, with the same points as Manchester City, who are at the top. However, City have played two matches less than the Red team and they could potentially create a sizable gap between the two teams. United face Everton next at Old Trafford and they need to keep up this momentum if they want to catch up with Pep Guardiola’s team.

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Subhrajit Chowdhury

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