The English Premier League is known for games with great goals and, sometimes, insane scorelines.
In August 2022, Liverpool thrashed Bournemouth 9-0. Was this unusual?
The answer is a big NO. A 9-0 final scoreline was the same goal deficit Southampton suffered twice in the last four years.
The first was in 2019 against Leicester and in 2022 against Manchester United.
Interestingly, telecom-asia predicted massive scoring outcomes for those fixtures.
However, these incredible scorelines above don’t even feature among the top 6 all-time English Premier League highest-scoring games.
What games have the biggest number of goals in the EPL’s history?
We have an answer for you. This article will discuss all-time top-scoring matches in the English Premier League.
Top 6 Highest Scoring Games In English Premier League
The highest goal output ever recorded in an EPL match is 11 goals, which happened once.
But the league has recorded ten goals in 5 matches and nine in 23 matches. The following are the games with the highest goals in EPL:
● Portsmouth 7-4 Reading (11)
● Tottenham 6-4 Reading (10)
● Tottenham 9-1 Wigan (10)
● Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal (10)
● Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle (10)
● West Bromwich Albion 5-5 Manchester United (10)
Portsmouth 7-4 Reading (11 Goals) 29 September 2007
Portsmouth vs. Reading September 2007 EPL match has the highest score ever, 11 goals. The Fratton Park’s match ended 7-4 in favor of Portsmouth, the highest in all 50 EPL seasons.
Also, Benjani scored a hat-trick; they recorded nine different goal scorers. Surprisingly, they scored only three goals in the first half and six in the concluding 20 minutes of the match.
Benjani put Portsmouth ahead in the 6th minute before adding another in the 37th.
The first half, however, ended 2-1 as Stephen Hunt pulled one back for Reading at the stroke of halftime. Dave Kitson pulled the score level 3 minutes into the second half.
Hreidarsson and Benjani restored the 2-goal lead in the 55th and 70th minutes, respectively. Portsmouth’s Kranjčar (75′) extended their lead before Long (79′) brought the game back to 2 goal lead. Ingimarsson (81′) scored in his team’s net, and Muntari’s 90+2′ penalty got the score to 7-3.
Sol Campbell’s 90+4 own goal ended the match at 7-4.
Tottenham 6-4 Reading (10 Goals) 29 December 2007
Reading was trashed 6-4 by Tottenham at White Hart Lane, just two months after Portsmouth’s loss.
Spurs were behind three times in the game before Dimitar Berbatov’s 4-goal masterclass helped them to a win. They scored seven goals in the last 30 minutes of the match.
Tottenham took the lead in the 7th minute through Dimitar Berbatov before Paul Robinson Poor clearance led to Kalifa Cisse’s equalizer in the 16th minute.
The first half ended 1-1. Ivar Ingimarsson’s 53rd-minute header put Reading ahead before Berbatov (63′) leveled for Spurs.
Further, in the 69th minute, Kitson put Reading ahead, but Berbatov equalized again. Kitson put his team ahead for the 3rd time in the 74th minute, and Malbranque equalized in the 76th minute.
Defoe(79′) headed home a rebound from Keane’s penalty kick to put Spurs ahead. Berbatov(83′) scored his fourth goal of the game, ending 6-4 in favor of the Spurs.
Tottenham 9-1 Wigan (10 Goals) 22 November 2009
Tottenham scored nine goals at White Hart Lane in a 10-goal thriller against Wigan Athletic in November 2009.
The unique part was that the first half ended with just 1 goal in the Spurs’ favor.
Also, Defoe scored five goals within 36 minutes. That was Spurs’ biggest win since 1977.
The first half of the match ended 1-0 with Peter Crouch’s 9th-minute goal, assisted by Aaron Lennon. The second half began with Defoe scoring twice in succession in the 51st and 54th minutes.
Paul Scharner pulled one back for Wigan in the 57th minute, only for Spurs to respond with more goals.
Defoe completed his hat-trick in the 58th minute before Lennon (64) added another. Defoe (69, 87′) added two more goals to make it 7-1.
The match ended 9-1 with David Bentley (88) and Niko Kranjcar (90) goals.
Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal (10 Goals) 28 August 2011
United inflicted an 8-2 defeat on Arsene Wenger’s side at Old Trafford in August 2011.
That was Arsenal’s heaviest defeat since their 7-0 loss to West Ham United in 1927. Rooney scored a hat-trick, and Young bagged a brace in the match.
Danny Welbeck scored the first goal in the 22md minutes before Young added the second, following Van Persie’s penalty miss.
Rooney scored the third goal, through a free kick, in the 41st minute, and Arsenal pulled one back through Walcott at the stroke of the first half, which ended 3-1.
Rooney scored another 64th-minute free kick, and Nani added the fifth in the 67th minute. JS Park (70′) made it 6-1, and Van Persie canceled it in the 74th minute.
Rooney completed his hat-trick, and Young completed his brace in the 84th (Pen) and 90+1 minutes, respectively, as the game ended 8-2 in United’s favor.
Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle (10 Goals) 29 December 2012
Arsenal was on the better side of the Premier League match’s all-time highest scorelines this time.
They put seven goals past Newcastle in another EPL Ten Goal thriller at the Emirate stadium.
Theo Walcott was the hero with a hat-trick and two assists.
The show started with Walcott’s 20th-minute goal, and Demba Ba’s 44th-minute deflected free kick ended the first half 1-1. Oxlade (50′) put Arsenal ahead, but Marveaux equalized ten minutes later.
Podolski(64′) scored following a poor clearance, but Ba Equalized again.
The rest of the match saw the Gunners score four more goals through Walcott (73, 92′) and Giroud(85, 87′), ending the match 7-3.
West Bromwich Albion 5-5 Manchester United (10 Goals) 19 May 2013
Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign at Manchester United ended in a 10-goal thriller, as United bottled a 3-goal lead to draw 5-5 with Albion.
The match was Sir Alex Ferguson’s 1500th game in charge, and Romelu Lukaku scored a hat-trick.
Shinji Kagawa opened the scoring in the 6th minute, and United went three goals ahead with Buttner(30′) and Olsson(9’og) goals, but Morrison (40′) pulled one back as the first half ended 3-1. Lukaku(50′) came on in the second half and pulled another goal back, making it 3-2.
But Van Persie (53′) and Hernández (63′) goals restored United’s 3-goal lead, only for Lukaku (80′, 86′) to complete his hat-trick and end the match 5-5.