Biggest First Half lead in Premier League History

Arsenal won big 6-0 away to Sheffield United

Arsenal won big 6-0 away to Sheffield United headquarters, on Tuesday (5/3) at midnight IST. Arsenal were already 5-0 ahead when the first half was over.

Throughout the match, Arsenal have shown their dominance. Mikel Arteta's men recorded 81 percent possession and 22 times fired shots, 10 of which were on target.

Looking back, several clubs have been able to take big leads in Premier League history, as Arsenal did at Sheffield United headquarters.

Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 Bolton - 1997 (first half 5-0)

Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 Bolton

Sheffield Wednesday looked to be on the up in November 1997. A week after the 1-6 defeat to Manchester United, which ended David Pleat's stint. Under interim boss Peter Shreeves, Sheffield Wednesday went on to record the club's biggest top-flight win in three years.

Paulo Di Canio scored in the 20th minute to kick-start proceedings, with Guy Whittingham scoring just six minutes later. Andy Booth's hat-trick completed the scoring.

Burnley 1-6 Man City - 2010 (first half 1-6)

Burnley 1-6 Man City

Heavy rain during the half-time break raised concerns that Burnley's match against Manchester City would have to be stopped. After all, at that time Burnley was almost certain to lose considering the score was 0-5.

In the space of seven minutes, goals from Emmanuel Adebayor, Craig Bellamy and Carlos Tevez put City 3-0 up. Former Arsenal player Patrick Vieira then made the fourth goal before Adebayor doubled the goal just before the break.

In the second half, neither side was able to score and the match ended with a score of 1-6.

Stoke 6-1 Liverpool - 2015 (first half 5-0)

Stoke 6-1 Liverpool - 2015

Steven Gerrard said his debut with Liverpool was a sweet dream. However, not for his last game which was a nightmare.

Stoke City's party was started by Mame Biram Diouf with two consecutive goals before Jonathan Walters, Charlie Adam, and Steven N'Zonzi added to Liverpool's embarrassment.

In the second half Gerrard scored, but former team-mate Peter Crouch made it 6-1 to Stoke. What a dark final day of the season for the Reds and Gerrard.

Man City 8-0 Watford - 2019 (first half 5-0)

Man City 8-0 Watford - 2019

David Silva's goal in the first minute signalled a rain of goals. This was proven when Sergio Aguero scored six minutes later from the penalty spot. It took just five more minutes for Riyad Mahrez to add to City's tally.

Bernardo Silva then scored City's fourth. When time showed 20 minutes, City were already five goals ahead without reply. City's fifth goal came from Nicolas Otamendi.

Pep Guardiola's side weren't done there. Three more goals came after halftime. Bernardo Silva's two goals in the second half completed his first hat-trick. City's goal party was capped off with Kevin De Bruyne's goal.

Southampton 0-9 Leicester City - 2019 (first half 0-5)

Southampton 0-9 Leicester City - 2019

Ben Chilwell opened the scoring and was followed by two Ayoze Perez goals. Youri Tielemans increased the lead before Jamie Vardy scored Leicester's fifth goal of the first half.

After the break, Leicester continued to press. As a result, four goals were scored and Leicester managed to record the biggest away win in the history of English top-flight competition.

Liverpool 9-0 Bournemouth - 2022 (first half 5-0)

Liverpool 9-0 Bournemouth - 2022

After the match, then-Bournemouth manager Scott Parker openly stated that his team was inadequate at this level.

Four of Liverpool's first six shots in this match ended up in the net. Luis Diaz, Harvey Elliott, Trent Alexander Arnold, and Roberto Firmino took turns to find Bournemouth. Virgil van Dijk scored the fifth goal before the half-time break, but it didn't stop there.

Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers worked hard but could not hold the ball. Roberto Firmino, Fabio Carvalho, and Luis Diaz added to the floodgates. The match ended with a score of 9-0.

Newcastle 6-1 Tottenham - 2023 (first half 5-0)

The number of mistakes allowed Newcastle, who were chasing Champions League tickets, to score five goals past Hugo Lloris within 21 minutes.

In the first 10 minutes, Newcastle have scored three goals. Jacob Murphy broke into Tottenham's goal in the second and ninth minutes, while Joelinton in the sixth minute. Alexander Isak scored two additional goals before the break.

Having scored through Harry Kane, Tottenham had to go home with a 1-0 defeat from Newcastle headquarters. No wonder many Tottenham supporters left St James' Park when there were still more than three-quarters of the game remaining.

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