Spurs Set To Break 10 Year Old Premier League Record
Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham would have to be very ambitious to be eyeing up beating the Premier League's biggest score record this weekend but there is one record they will beat against Bournemouth on Saturday.
Manchester United hold the record for both the biggest home win and biggest away win in Premier League history. The Red Devils hold a 9-0 win over Ipswich from 1995 and an 1-8 win over Nottingham Forest from the middle of their Treble winning campaign of 1999.
Back in 2009 Tottenham came close to beating one of those records. In only the second occasion a team has scored nine Premier League goals in a match Spurs beat Wigan 9-1.
Defoe celebrates scoring Spurs' seventh against Wigan. Image: PA
Remarkably Peter Crouch's ninth minute goal was the only strike of the first half and nine more followed in the second half with Paul Scharner scoring in the middle of Spur's eight, including five from Jermain Defoe.
It would be somewhat of a stretch to think that we could predict the north London side are about to break that record on Saturday against Bournemouth but they will break another decade old Manchester United record.
According to the Daily Mail there is due to be more than 76,098 fans at Wembley on Saturday for Spurs latest match at the home of English football. That would break the record United set back in March 2007 against Blackburn Rovers.
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Paul Scholes scores against Blackburn in March 2007. Image: PA
Mauricio Pochettino's side are playing at Wembley this season whilst their new stadium is being built on the site of White Hart Lane but they aren't expecting to reach the full 90,000 capacity this weekend.
In fact despite breaking the Premier League record they aren't expected to break their own record from this season with this weekend's attendance likely to fall short of the 85,512 who saw the win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Of course Kane scored against Dortmund. Image: PA
Whilst Spurs were all conquering at home last season they are yet to win at their temporary home this season and their previous highest Premier League attendance against Chelsea saw them lose.
They'll be hoping this weekend's game is closer to United's 4-1 win over Blackburn the last time the attendance record was broken.