The Premier League is the most exported and watched league in the world. Many people put this down to its unpredictability, and the fact it is more even than a lot of other big European leagues. However another factor, and maybe the most important, is the sheer entertainment factor in the matches. End to end games that produce plenty of goals and controversy. With that in mind IRZ decided to compile a list of the all-time highest scoring premier league games.
Chelsea vs Everton 6-3 August 2014
A total of 13 different games have featured 9 goals in Premier League history, the third highest ever total. We decided to pick out Everton Chelsea first of all as it is the most recent game to make our list. In August of last year Chelsea featured a side boasting new signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas at Stamford Bridge, as they tackled Everton. A Premier League classic followed, seen live on Sky’s Saturday Night Football.
Costa opened the scoring in the very first minute, before Ivanovic made it 2-0 Chelsea with a goal that looked offside. Everton got back into it before half time through Kevin Mirallas before a goal fest in the second half saw 6 more goals, with the match ending up 6-3 in favour of Mourinho and his title chasers.
Manchester United vs Ipswich Town 9-0 March 1994
The final 9 game goal we have included on our list makes it because it has the highest winning margin in Premier League history. Champions Manchester United gave Ipswich a footballing lesson at Old Trafford scoring 9 times without reply.
Andy Cole scored a stunning five times in this game, an honour he shares with only 3 other men. Roy Keane, Paul Ince and a Mark Hughes double where the other men who completed the biggest rout the league has ever witnessed.
West Brom vs Manchester United 5-5 May 2013
Progressing to games that had ten goals in them, we bring you the Premier Leagues highest scoring draw. Five games have had 10 goals in them during the history of the Premier League, and this was a historic game for more reasons than the score. It was fitting that the manager who had brought more to the league than any other, Alex Ferguson, should see such an entertaining game is his final ever match in charge of Manchester United.
Manchester United had established a seemingly comfortable 3-0 lead, before A Romelu Lukaku inspired come back rallied the beleaguered baggies. The young Belgian scored a hat trick as the goals continued to flow in a game that finally ended 5-5 on the final game of the 12/13 Premier League season, leading to one final league title for Ferguson’s Manchester United.
Tottenham vs Wigan 9-1 November 2009
White Hart Lane played host to another one sided tanking, as Spurs ripped Wigan apart. The most amazing thing about this game was that is was only 1-0 at half time. The 9 goals that followed are the most in Premier League history for 45 minutes of playing. Jermaine Defoe scored five goals, including a hat trick in just 8 minutes scoring in the 51st, 54th and 59th minute. Crouch, Lennon, Bentley and Kranjcar also added their names to the record books, in a truly remarkable game, and one to forget for Roberto Martinez.
Portsmouth vs Reading 7-4 September 2007
In the same season that reading received a 6-4 hammering from Tottenham Hoptspur, in another one of the league’s highest scoring games, they conceded one more on their way to once again entering the record books. The highest scoring game in Premier League History featured 11 goals, and a Benjani Hat Trick.
Portsmouth raced in to a 2 goal lead, before Reading pegged them back to 2-2 by the time the game reached the 48th minute. Hermann Hreidarsson then fired Portsmouth back in front, before a late flurry of goals in the last 20 minutes re wrote the records. Benjani completed his hat trick, followed by goals from Kranjcar, Muntari and an own goal gave them a total of seven. Shane Long and a Sol Campbell own goal gave reading their four goal total, but they gained little satisfaction from knowing they had entered the record books once again.