Maynor Figueroa (right) is congratulated after scoring the winner
Maynor Figueroa scored in injury time to hand Wigan victory over Tottenham in a match of few chances.
The left-back headed in Ryan Taylor's corner on 90 minutes to notch his first goal for Wigan and ensure Spurs stay in the bottom three in the table.
Earlier, Jamie O'Hara and Didier Zokora dragged shots wide for Spurs, while Emile Heskey was denied by Heurelho Gomes and Amr Zaki headed just wide.
Zaki nodded wide twice more before Figueroa finally made the breakthrough.
It gave Wigan their fourth consecutive league victory - and they did it after making seven changes from the shadow side beaten 3-1 by Spurs in the FA Cup nine days ago.
Tottenham, too, had a different look about them, as they lined up in a 3-5-2 formation.
Interview - Wigan boss Steve Bruce
And many eyes in the stands, including those of England boss Fabio Capello, were focused on Jermain Defoe as he made his debut for Spurs after re-signing for the club from Portsmouth last Friday.
However, Defoe's only contribution of note was a flicked pass to play in Zokora, who wasted the promising position by dragging his shot horribly wide.
O'Hara was similarly wayward when he skewed his effort after Luka Modric had sent a low free-kick into the box.
Right at the start of the match, Wigan keeper Chris Kirkland very nearly made a disastrous error when he spilled Ledley King's header but he was able to recover and punch the ball away from Michael Dawson, who was poised to nod home.
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