United Set Goal Record Against champions


The Manchester United team 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


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.

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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.

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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.

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

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