Have you ever seen a defeat that you can’t hold this question: “What’s the hell happened?”. If so, then there is biggest Premier League defeat or we can’t call them the most humiliating defeats. 

Number 5 may be the trending number these days after Man Utd biggest home defeat 5-0 to Liverpool. The victory was Liverpool’s biggest-ever triumph at Old Trafford and stunned spectators for a number of different reasons. That brings us to round up a list of biggest Premier League defeat of all time include

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Man Utd 0-5 Liverpool

Oct 24, 2021

Manchester United suffered their heaviest ever Old Trafford defeat against Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp’s side romped to a stunning 5-0 win.

United’s form had already taken a bit of a tumble by the time Jurgen Klopp’s rampant Liverpool rode into town.

What followed was one of the most embarrassing first half displays from United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were completely outclassed. 4-0 down at the break, courtesy of more Mohamed Salah magic, the hosts were rightly booed off – though it did little to turn the tide of the game.

The Reds added a fifth not long after the break, Salah sealed a hat-trick, and United were left licking some rather raw wounds.

Tottenham 7-2 Southampton

Mar. 11 2000 at White Hart Lane

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Tottenham blitzed Southampton 7-2 in a feast of goals at White Hart Lane, as Glenn Hoddle’s return to his former club rapidly became an embarrassing ordeal for the ex-England coach.

Blackburn 7-2 Sheffield Wednesday

August 25, 1997 at Ewood Park

The Rovers faithful were in for a treat as their players put in a star performance—four goals in the first ten minutes of the match—a brace from Kevin Gallacher, an own goal from Graham Hyde and a goal from Sheffield Wednesday’s Benito Carbone.

Two years later, “The Owls” were to suffer and even worse ignominious defeat.

Everton 7-1 Sunderland

November 24, 2007 at Goodison Park

Everton delivered a dazzling attacking exhibition to destroy Sunderland. It was a woeful display by Sunderland and I can only surmise that on their return, the Stadium of Light must have been pitch-black.

Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal

August 28, 2011 at Old Trafford

Man Utd were not to know that they were to experience the same fate as the Gunners less than two months after their mauling at Old Trafford.

This was only the third game of Man Utd’s Premier League season.

And with their closest rivals to the title being Manchester City and Chelsea, crushing Arsenal was a statement of intent—and in every sense of the word, it was emphatically stated.

Manchester United 7-0 Barnsley

October 25, 1997 at Old Trafford

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This match was reminiscent of Man Utd’s nine goal onslaught of Ipswich more than two years earlier—and this was their biggest win since that eventful match.

With the “Red Devils” absolute raze of the unfortunate Tykes, they were consigned to their ninth league defeat of the season.

Middlesbrough 8-1 Manchester City

May 11, 2008 at the Riverside Stadium

Middlesbrough ran riot against a beleaguered Manchester City side.

City’s dejection must have been akin to what Man Utd felt on Oct. 23 at Old Trafford, but even worse. For Boro, this was the biggest win in their 132 year history and one they will savor for a long time yet.

On the day, City failed to live up to expectations, they capitulated on impact. City managed a consolation goal in the 87th minute through Elano, but City’s fate was sealed when Alves completed his hat-trick to end the proceedings.

Nottingham Forest 1-8 Manchester United

February 6, 1999 at the City Ground

This was the year that Man Utd won the treble—the F.A Cup, Premier League title and the holy grail—the UEFA Championship. It was a great result for the “Red Devils” but an unmitigated disaster for Forest and their home fans.

Newcastle United 8-0 Sheffield Wednesday

September 19, 1999 at St. James’ Park.

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Premier League records are there to be broken, but in the case of Alan Shearer’s long-standing achievement, no player has yet been able to surpass it.

It was on this day in 1999 that the England international striker found the net five times in Newcastle United’s 8-0 thrashing of Sheffield Wednesday – the joint highest-winning margin since the restructuring of the top flight 23 years ago.

Tottenham 9-1 Wigan Athletic

November 11, 2009 at White Hart Lane.

Another Tottenham great achievement in this list of biggest Premier League defeat. 

12 years ago, Tottenham beat Wigan Athletic 9-1 to record their biggest ever Premier League win.

It was the first time that a team had scored 9 goals in the Premier League in 14 years. No other team would go on to put 9 past an opponent in the league until Leicester City did so in October 2019 away to Southampton, almost 10 years after Spurs’ result against Wigan.

The result saw Tottenham climb to 4th in the table, a position where they finished at the end of the season to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 48 years.

Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town

This was by far the worst mauling any team had ever had the displeasure of experiencing, it was the complete rout. It turned out to be the biggest league win in 97 years.

And if that wasn’t enough, it was also the biggest win ever in Premier League history, and still stands today. At the time Andy Cole was Britain’s most expensive striker.

The thrashing Man Utd inflicted upon the “Tractor Boys” was not par for the course, it just happened. The Tractor Boys arrived at the “Theatre of Dreams” hoping for a miracle, but they departed with the stuff of nightmares.

Manchester United worst Premier League defeats

On the occasion of listing all biggest Premier League defeat, and while 5-0 is still one of the most shocking results, why don’t we counted down some of other Man Utd biggest home defeat? 

Losing 0-5 for Liverpool is not Man United heaviest defeat that has the gap of 5. Here we are with other Man Utd biggest defeat.  

Manchester United 1-6 Manchester City

October 23, 2011 at Old Trafford.

One of the worst days in Man Utd’s history was compounded by the fact that it had come against their neighbours City, one their fiercest rivals.

Man Utd never got off the starting block and paid dearly for it. It was a day the Red Devils would rather forget—as they were well and truly humbled.

Manchester United 6-1 Sheffield Wednesday

November 1, 1997 at Old Trafford

At this point Man Utd were already the four-time Premier League champions, and Sheffield Wednesday found to their cost what real champions were made of.

“The Owls” did manage a goal in the 69th minute through Guy Whittingham, but that’s the best they could offer.

The triple threat of Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjær, each bagging a brace, completed the rout.

That’s all for biggest Premier League defeat. What do you think about these results? Let’s discuss with us in the comment section. 

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