10 greatest away wins in Premier League history

Greatest Away wins in Premier League history || Credit: Premier League and Sky Sports

10 greatest away wins in Premier League history

Stephen Oladehinde 13:11 - 02.12.2023

In the unpredictable theatre of the Premier League, where the home advantage is often a team's fortress, there have been instances of extraordinary away performances that have defied the odds.

These are the tales of the 10 most remarkable away wins in Premier League history, showcasing teams that turned hostile grounds into stages of their own glorious triumphs.

10. Nottingham Forest’s Hillsborough Heroics (1994/95)

Nottingham Forest’s 7-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday remains a classic display of attacking football. In a season where Forest finished third, the combination of Roy and Collymore’s brilliance was too much for the Owls, marking a significant triumph in Forest’s Premier League journey.

9. Liverpool’s Resurgence at Aston Villa (2015/16)

Liverpool's visit to Villa Park in 2016 under Jurgen Klopp was nothing short of a demolition job. A 6-0 victory was a pivotal moment in Liverpool's season, signaling Klopp's effective system taking root. Aston Villa, conversely, spiraled further into despair, marking one of their darkest campaigns in the Premier League.

Reds thrash Aston Villa || Credit: Sky Sports
Reds thrash Aston Villa || Credit: Sky Sports

8. Manchester City’s Watford Rout (2017/18)

Manchester City's dominance over Watford was epitomized in their 6-0 triumph at Vicarage Road in 2017. Aguero’s hat-trick, alongside contributions from Jesus, Otamendi, and Sterling, underscored City's attacking prowess under Guardiola, hinting at their eventual record-breaking 100-point season.

Manchester City hit six against Watford to go top - Credit: Eurosport
Manchester City hit six against Watford to go top - Credit: Eurosport

7. Chelsea’s Blitz at Southampton (2021/22)

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea, in pursuit of a Champions League spot, delivered a masterclass at St. Mary’s in 2022. A 6-0 victory, fueled by the likes of Mount, Werner, and Havertz, illustrated Chelsea's clinical efficiency and compounded Southampton’s woes.

Chelsea’s Blitz at Southampton || Credit: Premier League
Chelsea’s Blitz at Southampton || Credit: Premier League

6. Chelsea’s Commanding Performance at Wigan (2010/11)

The 2010/11 season witnessed Chelsea's ruthless 6-0 dismantling of Wigan Athletic. Carlo Ancelotti’s Blues, coming off a record-setting goal-scoring spree the previous season, continued their formidable form. 

A seemingly calm first half, led by Florent Malouda's goal, was a prelude to a second-half onslaught with Anelka, Kalou, and Benayoun tearing apart the Wigan defense.

5. Tottenham’s Hull City Hammering (2016/17)

Tottenham, led by Mauricio Pochettino, vented their frustrations of a title miss on a relegated Hull City with a 7-1 thrashing. Harry Kane’s hat-trick ensured he secured the golden boot, highlighting Spurs’ attacking flair even in the face of disappointment.

4. Liverpool’s Crystal Palace Annihilation (2020/21)

In a season heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Liverpool’s 7-0 victory over Crystal Palace stood out. With no fans to witness, the Reds, driven by the likes of Salah, Mane, and Firmino, showcased a relentless attacking display, reinforcing their status as title contenders.

Liverpool’s Crystal Palace Annihilation || Credit: Premier League
Liverpool’s Crystal Palace Annihilation || Credit: Premier League

3. Manchester United’s Forest Demolition (1998/99)

Manchester United’s 8-1 win against Nottingham Forest in 1999 is best remembered for Solskjaer’s super-sub performance, netting four goals. This victory was a key part of United’s historic treble-winning season, displaying their ruthless winning mentality.

2. Newcastle’s Sheffield United Shocker (2023/24)

The most recent entry, Newcastle’s 8-0 thrashing of Sheffield United in the 2023/24 season, is a testament to their ascendency in the Premier League. Eight different scorers for the Magpies demonstrated their depth and quality, solidifying their top-four credentials.

1. Leicester’s Record-Equalling Win at Southampton (2019/20)

Leicester City’s 9-0 victory over Southampton in 2019/20, the joint-largest win in Premier League history, was a display of sheer dominance. Rodgers’ Foxes were merciless, with Vardy and Perez each netting hat-tricks, solidifying Leicester’s reputation as a top-tier Premier League team.


These astounding away victories remind us that in the Premier League, no team is invulnerable at home. From tactical masterclasses to individual brilliance, these matches have left an indelible mark in the league's history, serving as a testament to the unpredictability and excitement that defines English football.