In a weekend of goals in the premier league, Southampton demolished Sunderland 8-0 at St Mary’s in a game which saw Santiago Vergini score one of the Premier League’s most spectacular own goals.
The Argentine, 26, volleyed in from 18 yards, before Graziano Pelle and Jack Cork each scored from close range.
Pelle’s well-taken second followed a Liam Bridcutt own goal and Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone passed to Dusan Tadic to make it six.
Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane sealed Sunderland’s biggest loss in 32 years which left coach Sunderland manager Gus Poyet dazed and said his side’s 8-0 defeat at Southampton is his “most embarrassing” moment in football.
“It’s the most embarrassing time I’ve had on a football pitch. I cannot watch it again,” said Poyet, 46 after the game.
Meanwhile Sergio Aguero scored four goals and missed a penalty as Manchester City demoloished Tottenham in a thrilling match to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea at the top of the Premier League.
Aguero’s scored two of his goals from the penalty spot and was denied denied a hat-trick of penalties by Hugo Lloris’s fine stop but still walked away with the match ball.
Spurs had Federico Fazio sent off on his league debut, but the game hinged on a brilliant 65th-minute penalty save from City keeper Joe Hart, who denied Roberto Soldado with the score at 2-1.
City had closed the gap on Chelsea to two points, before Jose Mourinho’s side restored their five-point margin with a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace later on Saturday.
Arsenal could only manage a 2-2 darw at home to Hull city while Liverpool won 3-2 in a dramatic finale against Quens Park Rangers on Sunday in a game manager Brendan Rodgers admits was won by luck.
- Man City 4 – 1 Tottenham FT
- Arsenal 2 – 2 Hull FT
- Burnley 1 – 3 West Ham FT
- Crystal Palace 1 – 2 Chelsea FT
- Everton 3 – 0 Aston Villa FT
- Newcastle 1 – 0 Leicester FT
- Southampton 8 – 0 Sunderland FT
- Queens Park Rangers 2-3 Liverpool