Leicester City travelled down to Southampton on a wet and rainy Friday night in a bid to jump ahead of Manchester City and maintain a strong Champions League quest.
After a strong start to the season with only one league defeat prior, the Foxes put on a sensational display in what was only two days before the anniversary of the death of former chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people.
The Saints were on a wretched run of form, winning only twice all season thus far, and had already conceded four at home in one game but nothing could prepare Ralph Hasenhuttl's men for what was about to un-fold.
Brendan's men danced in the rain
Ben Chilwell started the party off in the 10th minute, with a left-footed effort following a save from Angus Gunn, to tap home only his second goal in Leicester colours which was made sweeter with Ayoze Perez being victim of a late and dangerous tackle in the build-up from former Chelsea man, Ryan Bertrand resulting the hosts to play with 10 men with 80 minutes left.
Upon the VAR Decision to send Bertrand off, the blue side of the St. Mary's cheered and had more to cheer about seven minutes later with Youri Tielemans crashing home a second following a Harvey Barnes cut-back.
Summer signing, Perez got in on the act in the 19th minute to score his first goal for the Foxes with a thunderous finish and added his second and city's fourth when a deep cross from Chilwell found an un-marked Perez at the back post to lift his right-footed effort into the roof of the net and celebrate in front of an ecstatic and slightly bewildered, Leicester faithful.
Of course, a goal-scoring party is nothing without the inclusion of the main man Jamie Vardy who expertly cut inside Saints defender Maya Yoshida and tucked away City's fifth just before the half-time whistle.
Whose ball is it?
Leicester started the second-half just how they ended the first, with hunger and eagerness and again showed their goal-scoring threat with a beautifully lofted ball from Barnes found Perez once more who took one touch and unleashed a fierce strike into the bottom corner and grabbed his first City Hat-trick and Leicester's SIXTH.
Only a minute later, Chilwell found space down the left-hand side and picked out Vardy again for a simple header did not stop there when James Maddison picked out the top corner with a magnificent 25-yard free-kick which was accompanied with his traditional knee-slide.
An alert Johnny Evans had informed the jubilant Leicester side of the unreal but achievable record and that became a reality in the last minute when Jamie Vardy raced through on goal but was brought down by Yan Bednarek which resulted in a Leicester Penalty.
Could the record be met?
The former Fleetwood striker got back up and buried his spot-kick and secured his hat-trick too, which was met by the whole of the Leicester team as well as a handful of boo's from those who were left inside St. Marys'.
The only question was who would claim the match ball first as for the first time since 2003, two players on the same team has scored hat-tricks but that was a happy dilemma to be in as the result was met by a delighted cheer from the Foxes faithful who all had their scarves risen in memory of Kun Vichai in what was simply a cloud nine performance.