Much as managers understandably hold a clean sheet in high
regard, there is nothing quite like a great flurry of goals, at least from the
neutral’s point of view.
Before 2007, the Premier League had never seen a game with more than nine goals in it, but since then, it’s seen double figures be reached six times. Let’s revisit them in all their carefree, thrill-a-minute glory:
Highest Premier League Score Ever:
Portsmouth 7-4 Reading, September 2007
The record-breaker, Reading’s trip to Fratton Park in the opening weeks of the 2007-08 remains the highest-scoring Premier League game in history, with the nets bulging 11 times in 90 minutes.
Pompey’s Zimbabwean talisman Benjani Mwaruwari was the hero,
bagging a hat-trick, though at half-time, the score was merely 2-1 to the home
Reading equalised shortly after the break, having been 2-0
down earlier, before Portsmouth ran riot, going 5-2 up with 15 minutes to play.
A Shane Long reply, a Sulley Muntari penalty and an own goal
for each side later, Mark Halsey would call time on one of the most incredible
matches in the history of the league, with six strikes coming in the match’s
final 20 minutes and two in stoppage time.
Tottenham 6-4 Reading, December 2007
Just three months later, it looked as if the Royals were on the way to again break the record for the most goals in a Premier League game, as their defeat at Spurs joined their loss at Portsmouth in being the only two Premier League games to reach ten or more goals.
And again, it was a relatively mild scoreline at half-time; one
goal each inside the first 16 minutes saw the sides go in at half-time with the
game deadlocked at 1-1. But it was after the interval that Tottenham, particularly
Dimitar Berbatov, took charge.
Reading had gone 2-1 up through centre-back Ivar
Ingimarsson, and then 3-2 and 4-3 up both thanks to Dave Kitson, but goals in
the final 15 minutes from Steed Malbranque, Jermain Defoe and Berbatov, his
fourth of the afternoon, sealed a stunning win for Spurs.
Reading were relegated at the end of this season, with these
two heavy defeats contributing to them finishing with the second-worst defence
in the league, surpassed only be 11-point haulers Derby.
Tottenham 9-1 Wigan, November 2009
Spurs were involved in another ten-goal game two years later, as they became only the second team, after Manchester United, to score nine in a Premier League match.
Once more, the first half was hardly littered with goals; a
ninth-minute Peter Crouch effort meant Tottenham were one up at the break, but
they were utterly rampant in the second half.
Defoe scored an unbelievable seven-minute hat-trick, during
which time Wigan’s Paul Scharner replied with a mere consolation, before going
to net two more to become only the third player in the league’s history to
manage five goals in one match.
An Aaron Lennon goal, followed by three goals from the 87
minute onwards from Defoe, David Bentley and Niko Kranjčar, completed the rout,
with Wigan refunding the travelling fans’ tickets as an apology.
They would survive under Roberto Martínez that season,
finishing 16th, but would suffer another eight-goal defeat on the
final day, losing 8-0 at champions Chelsea, with their 79 goals conceded
exceeded only by relegated Burnley.
Man Utd 8-2 Arsenal, August 2011
One of the most iconic matches in Premier League history,
another ten-goal thriller saw Alex Ferguson’s United side inflict a brutal demolition
job on Arsène Wenger’s Arsenal.
United were 3-1 up by half-time thanks to goals from Danny
Welbeck, Ashley Young and Wayne Rooney, who would go on to bag a hat-trick, but
Arsenal, who named several youngsters including Armand Traoré, Carl Jenkinson
and Francis Coquelin were utterly trounced.
Five more goals were sent Wenger’s makeshift side’s way
after the break, as a summer which saw Arsenal sell key players Cesc Fabregas and
Samir Nasri to Barcelona and Manchester City respectively culminated in one ungodly
They recovered well thereafter, though, finishing third, one
place behind United, who lost the title to City on the final day through goal
difference thanks to their incredible last-gasp win over Queens Park Rangers.
Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle, December 2012
The next season, Arsenal were on the right side of a ten-goal
Premier League game, though by battering Alan Pardew’s Newcastle 7-3.
Exactly five years to the day since Spurs’ 6-4 win over
Reading, North London saw history repeat itself across town; with the game
deadlocked at 1-1 at the break, Arsenal ran riot in the second half.
Theo Walcott hit a hat-trick, while assisted another two,
and though Newcastle equalised three times, twice through Demba Ba, and once
through Sylvain Marveaux, it was ultimately in vain, as Walcott’s three, Olivier
Giroud’s brace, and further strikes from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas
Podolski secured an emphatic win for the Gunners.
West Brom 5-5 Man Utd, May 2013
It was supposed to be Sir Alex Ferguson’s perfect swan song.
Having announced his retirement ten days earlier, this was his final game in
charge of United, with a 20th league title already sealed weeks
And in the first half, it looked like being exactly that, as
Shinji Kagawa, a Jonas Olsson own goal and Alex Büttner saw the Red Devils go
in 3-1 up at the break.
The Baggies got another back through Romelu Lukaku but were
three goals down again by 63 minutes thanks to strikes from the league’s top
scorer, Robin Van Persie, and Javier Hernández.
But a sensational last ten minutes saw Lukaku and Youssuf
Mulumbu both score inside less than 60 seconds, reducing to deficit to one, before
the Belgian completed his hat-trick with a scrambled effort shortly after.
It meant that Ferguson made history once more, if not exactly the sort he would have wanted, presiding over the first 5-5 draw in the Premier League.
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