Can You Name The 7 Unique Premier League Scorelines?

With the Premier League now in its 26th season and game number 10,000 set to take place in the New Year, there have still been seven unique scorelines since the league was rebranded in 1992.

Whilst you’ll never see these scorelines on the football betting tips from Betfair you’d certainly get immense odds from the betting exchange!

Here are those seven unique scorelines:

Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town (4th March, 1995)

Manchester United still hold the record for the biggest victory in Premier League history and it was set more than 22 years ago.  The Red Devils annihilated George Burley’s Ipswich Town 9-0 in March 1995, scoring six goals in the second half.

This match saw Andrew Cole become the first player to score five goals in a single Premier League game and was really what started his career at Old Trafford following his move from Newcastle two months earlier.

Portsmouth 7-4 Reading (29th September, 2007)

Portsmouth and Reading produce an historic game early into the 2007-08 season as a record 11 goals were scored – this had not been matched before and hasn’t since during the Premier League era.

Harry Redknapp’s side ran out 7-4 winners in this thriller at Fratton Park which was only 2-1 at half-time.  Benjani scored the only hat-trick of the game and Reading were relegated on goal difference at the end of the season.

Tottenham Hotspur 6-4 Reading (29th December, 2007)

Exactly two months after Reading had been involved in the record high scoring game in the Premier League they were involved in another shoot out.  This time at White Hart Lane.  This game also saw eight goals in the second half.

The visitors had led 3-2 after 53 minutes before Dimitar Berbatov and co restored order for Spurs.  The Bulgarian finished this game with four goals.

Tottenham Hotspur 9-1 Wigan Athletic (22nd November, 2009)

White Hart Lane saw the most goals scored in the second half of a Premier League game on the 22nd of November, 2009.  Spurs had only led 1-0 at half-time before Jermain Defoe and co hit Wigan for nine.

The Latics fell apart in the second half which saw Jermain Defoe score a hat-trick inside a 10-minute period and finish the game with five goals.

Niko Kranjcar’s stoppage time goal for Spurs saw them become only the second club in Premier League history to score nine goals in a single game.  Wigan players refunded the travelling fans.

Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal (28th August, 2011)

Robbie Savage was mocked by Arsenal fans pre-game on BBC Five Live for predicting an assassination of Arsenal on the 28th of August, 2011.  The former-Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers player would be proven correct as Manchester United humiliated Arsene Wenger’s side 8-2.

Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick in this game in what was actually the first time in the Premier League era that Arsenal had scored two goals at Old Trafford…

Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle United (29th December, 2012)

Theo Walcott and Arsenal put Newcastle to the sword just before the end of 2012.  It was actually 1-1 at half-time before the Magpies’ defence fell apart after the break.

Newcastle kept within touching distance for much of the game, only trailing 4-3 heading into the final 10 minutes.  Walcott completed his hat-trick in stoppage time, to make it 7-3 which has never occurred in the Premier League on any other occasion.

West Bromwich Albion 5-5 Manchester United (19th May, 2013)

Sir Alex Ferguson’s final ever game was made memorable with a thrilling and unique scoreline in May 2013.  Manchester United already had the Premier League title wrapped up before their trip to the Hawthorns.

The Red Devils had lead 3-0 and 4-2 at times before substitute Romelu Lukaku, then on loan at West Brom, scored a late hat-trick to rescue a dramatic draw in Ferguson’s send off.

Betfair have produced the following graphic to show more stats from the first 25 years of the Premier League:

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