The Premier League throws up majestic storylines each and every week, but when all is said and done, fans want one thing; goals.
League giants like Manchester United and Liverpool have enjoyed emphatic wins over minnows over the years, placing themselves in the record books for the highest-scoring Premier League games in history.
Here’s who holds that record as well as some of the biggest winning margins in the top flight’s history.
The highest-scoring Premier League game took place in 2007 as Portsmouth beat Reading 7-4 at Fratton Park.
One of the most chaotic games in the competition’s history, six goals were scored in the final 20 minutes – including two in injury time – while there was also an own goal and Benjani netted a hat trick.
A few sides have come close to breaking the ten-goal barrier in recent years. Liverpool threatened to at the start of the 2022/23 season, smashing Bournemouth 9-0 before Cherries boss Scott Parker got the sack.
The Reds had endured their own afternoon to forget just a couple of years earlier in 2020, when as defending Premier League champions they were put to the sword by Aston Villa, losing 7-2 in a game of many deflected strikes. That game immediately followed a thumping Tottenham win at Manchester United which itself saw seven goals.
Southampton fans, look away now.
The highest winning margin in Premier League history is nine goals, with four games providing goals galore for one side and despair aplenty for the losers.
As well as Liverpool’s thumping of Bournemouth, Manchester United put nine past Ispswich in 1995.
Southampton first lost 9-0 in October 2019 when Leicester came to town. Ryan Bertrand was sent off with the Foxes already 1-0 up and the visitors went on to rattle in eight more, including hat tricks from both Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez.
Just over a year later in early 2021, it was another early dismissal that triggered an enormous collapse from Southampton.
Alexandre Jankewitz was sent off within two minutes of his first Premier League start as Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes ran riot at Old Trafford.