Football: Goals galore for recordbreakers

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Manchester United's previous record away win was a century ago - 7-0 at Grimsby on Boxing Day 1899 - so long ago that they were still called Newton Heath, the works team of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (as opposed to the works team of BSkyB), and were in a division with Burton Swifts, Burslem Port Vale, Loughborough Town, Gainsborough Trinity and Woolwich Arsenal. They were knocked out of the FA Cup by South Shore.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's four goals in 14 minutes is one more than Everton have managed all season at home.

United scored eight away on 7 February, 1970 - one day off Saturday's date - when they beat Northampton 8-2 in the FA Cup at the old County Ground (Best 6, Kidd 2).

Uncannily, the highest away win in the Premiership before Saturday's demolition was Sheffield Wednesday 1 Nottingham Forest 7 on April Fool's Day, 1995.

United have now scored 59 goals in a mere 25 games this season. The record for the most goals scored in a Premiership campaign is Newcastle United's prodigious 82 in 42 games

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