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Bournemouth become 10th club to win by eight or more goals away from home

27 October 2014

Bournemouth became only the 10th club to win by eight or more goals away from home in The Football League after beating Birmingham City 8-0 at St Andrew's on Saturday.

The historic win, which was the club's biggest ever, moved Eddie Howe's men up to fourth in the Sky Bet Championship and chairman Jeff Mostyn hailed it as an 'incredible' result.

Front man Brett Pitman got the ball rolling inside three minutes, before Blues defender David Edgar was sent off for a foul on Callum Wilson.

Wilson got on the scoresheet before the break, as did Matt Ritchie, before the the south coast club ran riot in the second half, with Marc Pugh grabbing a hat-trick and Tokelo Rantie notching a brace.

The Cherries are the fifth club to triumph 8-0 on the road in The Football League - Walsall, Fulham, Derby County and West Bromwich Albion are the other four.

Peterborough United, Wolves and Sunderland all won 9-1 away from home to be included on the biggest away wins list, while Barnsley were 9-0 victors at Accrington Stanley in 1934.

Sheffield United hold the record for the biggest ever away win in Football League history, and that has been the case since 10th December 1892. On that day, the Blades thumped Port Vale 10-0 in a Division 2 fixture.

10   Port Vale 0-10 Sheffield United - 10/12/1892 - Division 2

9    Accrington Stanley 0-9 Barnsley - 03/02/1934 - Division 3 N

8    Newcastle 1-9 Sunderland - 05/12/1908 - Division 1
      Cardiff 1-9 Wolves - 03/09/1955 - Division 1
      Wolves 0-8 West Brom - 27/12/1893 - Division 1
      Bristol City 0-8 Derby County - 29/09/1923 - Division 2
      Barnet 1-9 Peterborough - 05/09/1998 - Divsion 3
      Halifax Town 0-8 Fulham - 16/09/1969 - Division 3
      Northampton Town 0-8 Walsall - 08/04/1947 - Division 3 S
      Birmingham City 0-8 Bournemouth - 25/10/2014 - Championship

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