United Set New Record Against Champions


Manchester United set a club record with Sunday's 3-0 win at Leicester City.

The comfortable triumph ensured an aggregate success of 7-1 in the two Premier League fixtures against the Foxes - the biggest winning margin the club have recorded against the league champions since the Second World War.

The six-goal difference was greater than the previous best tally of five, which was achieved in 1955/56 and 1964/65. During Sir Matt Busby's reign, Chelsea were beaten 3-0 at Old Trafford and 4-2 at Stamford Bridge, with powerhouse striker Tommy Taylor bagging three of those goals.

Liverpool were crestfallen nine years later as United won 2-0 at Anfield before securing a 3-0 home victory. Paddy Crerand and David Herd scored on Merseyside with Denis Law (2) and John Connolly on target at Old Trafford against Bill Shankly's men.

There have been other notable individual victories over the champions, including a 6-0 thrashing of Burnley in April 1961 as Albert Quixall and Dennis Viollet both claimed hat-tricks. There was also a 5-1 thumping of Everton in 1963/64, even if the Toffees won 4-0 at Goodison Park, and a 4-1 opening-day win over Arsenal when Neil Webb scored on his debut in 1989.

However, our research suggests the 3-0 scoreline at the King Power Stadium has set a new record for the Reds when it comes to putting one over the champions on a home-and-away basis.

Champions humbled:

1955/56 - 7-2:
Chelsea 3-0 (H), 4-2 (A)

1960/61 - 9-5:
Burnley 3-5 (A), 6-0 (H)

1964/65 - 5-0:
Liverpool 2-0 (A), 3-0 (H)

2004/05 - 6-2:
Arsenal 2-0 (H), 4-2 (A)

2016/17 - 7-1:
Leicester 4-1 (H), 3-0 (A)

*Taken from Manutd.com

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