Thursday 17 August 2017 / 11:49 PM

MONDAY MEMORIES: MAN UTD 8-2 ARSENAL

If you’re jonesing for some Premier League action after the break for the fifth round of FA Cup matches over the weekend, Monday Memories has got one of the most remarkable matches of the EPL error for you.

In August 2011, Manchester United crushed archrivals and fellow heavyweights Arsenal 8-2, with Wayne Rooney bagging a hat-trick and Ashley Young notching a brace.

United led 3-1 at the break, before a flood of second-half goals saw the clubs rack up the equal second-highest aggregate of goals in Premier League history.

The loss at Old Trafford was the Gunners’ biggest of the Premier League era (since equalled by a 6-0 loss to Chelsea in 2014).

MANCHESTER UNITED 8 (D. Welbeck 22′, A. Young 28′, 90’+, W. Rooney 42′, 64′, 87′, Nani 67′, Ji-Sung Park 70′) d. ARSENAL 2 (T. Walcott 45’+, R. van Persie 75′)

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Will Evans

CBS’s Editor-in-Chief and lead rugby league, union and cricket writer, Will is a Christchurch-based freelancer, also writing for Big League and Rugby League Review magazines, and The New Daily website. Will has written four rugby league books.

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