After City's 7-0 and 6-0 thumpings of Norwich and Tottenham in their last two home games, a look at the highest margins of victory since the league began, also featuring Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle.
Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City may be struggling away from home but at the Etihad they are scoring for fun. 13 goals in their last two fixtures is impressive but their margins of victory are still not enough to put them in top five highest winning scorelines. So what makes the list?
Chelsea 8-0 Aston Villa (23rd December 2012) – Rafael Benitez’s side saw Christmas come early when they thumped Villa at Stamford Bridge last season. Fernando Torres, David Luiz and Branislav Ivanovic put them three ahead by half-time. Frank Lampard made it four with a Ramires double, Oscar’s penalty and Eden Hazard completing the rout. Lucas Piazon also missed a penalty which would have put them at the top of the list.
Chelsea 8-0 Wigan Athletic (9th May 2010) – Carlo Ancelotti’s side needed a win to clinch the Premier League title on the final day of the season and duly delivered. Nicolas Anelka opened the scoring with Lampard doubling the lead before the break from the penalty. Solomon Kalou and another Anelka goal made it four before Didier Drogba’s hat-trick and Ashley Cole’s injury-time strike.
Tottenham Hotspur 9-1 Wigan Athletic (22nd November 2009) - The Latics feature again in London but this time at White Hart Lane. Peter Crouch put Spurs ahead before Jermain Defoe’s first and second of his five goals made it 3-0. Paul Scharner pulled one back just before the hour, but three more from Defoe along with one a piece from Aaron Lennon, David Bentley and Niko Kranjcar completed the madness.
Newcastle United 8-0 Sheffield Wednesday (19th September 1999) – Five goals for all time record Premier League goal scorer Alan Shearer, including two from the spot made this a day to remember for Magpies fans. The other three were scored by Aaron Hughes, Kieran Dyer and the late Gary Speed.
Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town (4th March 1995) – Another game that includes a striker scoring five. This time it’s Andy Cole. Roy Keane got the ball rolling and set the stage for Cole to have some fun. Mark Hughes got in on the act scoring twice with Paul Ince grabbing the other.