Every Current Premier League Club's Biggest-Ever Loss

    Every Current Premier League Club's Biggest-Ever Loss
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    09/03/23 1012

    After Manchester United’s 7-0 loss to Liverpool, we look at the biggest losses in Premier League history for every current top flight club.

    Arsenal (8-2 against Man United, 2011)

    Arsenal’s famous 8-2 defeat at Old Trafford will go down as one of the most memorable results in history, as it was between two rivals and as it was also Sir Alex Ferguson’s best result against his nemesis, Arsene Wenger.

    Wayne Rooney stole the show that day with a hat-trick from set pieces back in 2011.

    Manchester City (8-1 against Middlesbrough, 2008)

    Before the glory days, Manchester City had some bad results.

    Their worst was in a stunning 8-1 loss to Middlesbrough away from home where current England boss, Gareth Southgate, ironically got one over the former England head coach, Sven-Goran Eriksson.

    Newcastle United (6-0 against Liverpool in 2013 and Man United in 2008)

    Newcastle have lost 6-0 on two occasions in the Premier League, and these remain their heaviest losses. The first came in 2008 away to Manchester United where Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick. Five years later, Liverpool would do the same at Anfield.

    Manchester United (7-0 against Liverpool, 2023)

    One of the craziest results in Premier League history, as Liverpool hammered their rivals 7-0 at Anfield. Six goals came in the second half, as the Reds inflicted United’s heaviest result in 91 years.

    Tottenham Hotspur (7-1 against Newcastle, 1996)

    The first decade in the Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur was a struggle. In this time, they were beaten 7-1 by Newcastle in 1996.

    Liverpool (6-1 against Stoke in 2016 and 7-2 against Villa in 2020)

    Steven Gerrard's final game at Liverpool ended in a 6-1 hammering away to Stoke City, and this alongside a 7-2 mauling at Villa Park from Aston Villa remain their worst-ever Premier League results.

    Fulham (6-0 against Hull, 2013)

    Fulham were beaten 6-0 in 2013 by fellow relegation rivals Hull City.

    Brighton & Hove Albion (5-0 against Bournemouth in 2019 and against City in 2020)

    Brighton's worst-ever Premier League result came at the hands of Bournemouth in 2019, before Manchester City inflicted another 5-0 mauling within the same 365 days.

    Brentford (5-1 against Newcastle in 2022 and 4-0 against Aston Villa in 2022)

    As Brentford have only been in the Premier League for a few years, their heaviest losses came via four goals. Oddly enough, these two losses came within the same month against Newcastle and Aston Villa.

    Chelsea (6-0 against City, 2019)

    From the start of the Premier League era to 2019, Chelsea didn't lose by such drastic scorelines compared to others on this list. They did, however, lose 6-0 in a trip to City in 2019.

    Aston Villa (8-0 against Chelsea, 2012)

    Chelsea almost inflicted the heaviest-ever Premier League result against Aston Villa in 2012, but their 8-0 win at Stamford Bridge fell one goal short in the end.

    Crystal Palace (7-0 against Liverpool, 2020)

    Crystal Palace were beaten by Liverpool at Selhurst Park 7-0, and ironically, this came 27 years on from losing in their previous worst-ever result to Liverpool (6-1)

    Wolverhampton Wanderers (5-0 against Chelsea, in 2003, United in 2012 and Fulham in 2012)

    One of the lowest scorelines on this list saw Wolverhampton Wanderers lose 5-0 on three occasions to Fulham, Chelsea and United. The most notable fact here is how, quite incredibly, Wolves lost two of those games inside 14 days.

    Nottingham Forest (7-0 against Blackburn in 1995 and 8-1 against United in 1999)

    Forest spent over 20 years outside of the Premier League, but their heaviest losses came in their first spell during the 90s against Blackburn and United.

    Leicester City (6-1 against Spurs in 2017 and Arsenal in 2000)

    Leicester lost 6-1 to Spurs just two years on from pipping them to the Premier League title, and the same result happened 17 years earlier against Arsenal.

    West Ham United (7-1 against United in 2000 and Blackburn in 2001)

    Within two seasons of one another, West Ham were mauled 7-1 by United and Blackburn Rovers.

    Leeds United (7-0 against City, 2021)

    After almost two decades outside of the Premier League, this huge club suffered their heaviest defeat two seasons into its return, as City smashed them 7-0.

    Everton (7-0 against Arsenal, 2005)

    A record-breaking Arsenal smashed Everton 7-0 in one of the final games at Highbury back in 2005.

    Southampton (9-0 against Leicester in 2019 and United in 2020)

    Southampton are the only side in Premier League history to lose 9-0 twice.

    The first came against Leicester City in 2019 at home, two years before United did the same at Old Trafford. Worse yet, they both came under the same manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl.

    Bournemouth (9-0 against Liverpool, 2022)

    Like others on this list, Bournemouth’s biggest Premier League defeat also came at the hands of Liverpool. The Cherries were battered 9-0 at Anfield in what is the joint-heaviest defeat in Premier League history.