And if three 6-0 matches were not freaky enough, newly promoted Newcastle decided to join the club with an emphatic six goal salvo against the Villans. Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan clearly enjoyed their return to Premiership football scoring three goals between the two of them. Aspiring Toon legend, Andy Carroll opened his Premiership account with an impressive hattrick. All three goals were despatched with his left foot.
So far, six goals have been the highest winning margin this season. I'd imagine that could be surpassed since Chelsea and Manchester United are yet to meet Blackpool. But would the Premiership highest scoreline fall this season? Chelsea came close last season, scoring eight against Wigan, one short of the Premiership record held by Manchester United.
Manchester United beat Ipswich Town 9-0 in a 1994-1995 Premier League match at Old Trafford. A match in which Andy Cole scored five goals. The video, though grainy, shows us what a great team Sir Alex Ferguson had at that time and the rise of Manchester United as the dominant force in Premiership football.