Saints record joint-biggest Premier League away win

By SFC Media time Tue 14 Feb Sunderland vs Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Saints celebrate

Saturday’s 4-0 victory against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light saw Southampton equal their biggest away win in the top tier.

Claude Puel’s side ran out 4-0 winners against the Black Cats on Wearside, with Manolo Gabbiadini twice on target, before an own goal from Jason Denayer, and a late strike from Shane Long secured all three points in emphatic style.

It was the first time since December 2001 that Saints recorded a four-goal margin of victory away from home in the top-flight.

That previous result came at Filbert Street, the former home of Leicester City, where the Foxes were beaten by two goals from Anders Svensson, as well as strikes from James Beattie and Marian Pahars.

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Saints celebrate their 2001 win at Leicester City

Prior to that, you have to go back to February 1985 for a win by the same scoreline. Joe Jordan, David Armstrong, Danny Wallace and Steve Moran were all on target without reply against QPR at Loftus Road.

The only other success by a four-goal margin on the road in the top-flight came against Chelsea in 1967. Saints won 6-2 thanks to a four-goal haul from Ron Davies, with Martin Chivers grabbing the other two in the fifth game of that season.

Southampton’s record top-flight away win at Sunderland this weekend saw striker Manolo Gabbiadini contribute consecutive Premier League goals since his debut, the first player to achieve that feat since Henri Camara.

The Black Cats were also the team that Saints secured their biggest home Premier League win against too, with an 8-0 success at St Mary’s in October 2014.

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