Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town, 1995
Manchester United were the defending champions and were once again part of the title race, this time with Blackburn Rovers. But, it can be said that the Red Devils were in the middle of some unwanted distraction and were going through a tough period following the Kung- Fu kick controversies involving the club’s talisman Eric Cantona. With Cantona receiving a ban and under scrutiny for his actions, question marks were raised as to who will get the goals for United in Cantona’s absence. And the stage was set for the young English striker Andy Cole to announce himself.
Cole scored 5 goals and with goals from Roy Keane, Mark Hughes and Paul Ince, marked United’s biggest win in the Premier League era.
United completely dominated the game and had a total of 21 shots in the match. The win made crucial ground in United’s goal difference and gave them a strong push in the title race.
The famous reaction of the Rovers boss Kenny Dalglish that “You only get three points whether you win 9-0 or 1-0” would be hard to forget. However United finished second in a close title race.
But this remains one of the most dominant performances by a United side and is the biggest win by Manchester United in the Premier League era.