Top Five: Famous Premier League thrashings - featuring Newcastle and Tottenham


Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Middlesbrough and Manchester City feature.

On this day last year, Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semi-final.

The Germans went on to win the whole competition, but it was the victory over the hosts which caused the biggest shockwaves in the tournament. Already a competition full of attacking football, Germany could have - and should have - scored more against Brazil, and really should not have conceded.

Considering it was a semi-final, no one expected Germany to go all out for the victory like they did. With Miroslav Klose netting a goal to break the World Cup scoring record, and the Germans being 5-0 up in 29 minutes, the game became an exhibition in torture - rather than an evenly matched tie.

Regardless it was a result which shook the world to disbelief, and to celebrate the anniversary of the shock result, we take a look at five famous Premier League thrashings.

Newcastle United 5-0 Manchester United - 1996

Tottenham Hotspur 9-1 Wigan Athletic - 2009

Middlesbrough 8-1 Manchester City - 2008

Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal - 2011

Manchester United 1-6 Manchester City - 2011

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