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Tottenham   9 - 1   Wigan

Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring for Tottenham
Defoe scored the second fastest hat-trick in Premier League history

By Paul Fletcher

Jermain Defoe scored five second-half goals as Tottenham humiliated Wigan to record their highest top-flight win.

Peter Crouch headed Spurs ahead, while Defoe scored from six yards after the break and then from a tight angle.

An unmarked Paul Scharner replied but Defoe notched from eight yards and Aaron Lennon scored with a low strike.

Defoe scored with two more crisp finishes, while Chris Kirkland scored an unfortunate own goal and Niko Kranjcar smashed home the ninth.

It is the first time a team has scored nine in a Premier League fixture since Manchester United thrashed Ipswich 9-0 at Old Trafford in 1995.

I was looking for more - Defoe

Defoe becomes only the third player to score five in one Premier League match after Alan Shearer and Andy Cole - and his exploits cannot have harmed his England prospects.

The first three of Defoe's goals came in a seven-minute burst shortly after the break - the second fastest hat-trick in the history of the Premier League. The quickest remains Robbie Fowler's for Liverpool against Arsenal in 1994.

And although Defoe was clinical in front of goal, Lennon was exceptional on the right flank - and he left the field to a deserved standing ovation when he was replaced by David Bentley after 79 minutes.

Tottenham, who move level on points with third-placed Arsenal after their biggest win in 32 years, led 1-0 at the break but the visiting Latics, playing in their awful orange away strip, were simply blown away in the second half.

TOTTENHAM 9-1 WIGAN
Biggest winning margin for Spurs in top flight
Biggest Tottenham win since Spurs 9-0 Bristol R in 1977
Highest Prem Lge score since Man Utd 9-0 Ipswich in 1995
Defoe first player to score five in Prem since Alan Shearer in 1999

Some of the Wigan defending was atrocious, with players gifting far too much time and space to the opposition in dangerous areas.

The Latics have now conceded 13 goals in their last two away fixtures - a real concern for boss Roberto Martinez. The result is Wigan's record league defeat - the previous being a 6-1 reverse against Bristol Rovers in 1990.

The visiting team were under the cosh from the opening minute, as Lennon burst into the box and sent a low ball across the six-yard box that Crouch stabbed wide.

Lennon, restored to the side after an ankle injury, ensured Wigan left-back Erik Edman, a former Tottenham player, endured a particularly torturous afternoon.

It was a cross from Lennon that Crouch converted for Tottenham's opener after nine minutes - although the striker should have already opened his account by then having also headed wide from a Wilson Palacios cross.

Kirkland saved from Palacios and Lennon, and deflected a Defoe strike on to his crossbar while Tom Huddlestone was inches wide.

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For a while it seemed inevitable Tottenham would add to their lead but as the half wore on Wigan, previously overrun in midfield, began to assert a measure of control.

A low strike from Jason Scotland forced a sharp save from Heurelho Gomes, while an ambitious effort from out wide by Charles N'Zogbia glanced against the crossbar.

Even so, Spurs almost struck in first-half injury time when a jinking run from Defoe culminated with a strike that Kirkland, who despite the scoreline did make several world-class saves, tipped over.

Tottenham's pressure eventually told when a brilliant low cross whipped in from a deep position by Lennon was stabbed home by Defoe after 51 minutes. And from that moment on Wigan crumbled.

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Three minutes later Defoe sealed victory with a smart low finish after some horrific Wigan defending failed to clear Palacios's optimistic pass from midfield.

Scharner gave Wigan the briefest of lifelines when he controlled a cross from the left before smashing the ball beyond Gomes.

The Austrian appeared to use his hand to control the ball but any anger Tottenham felt soon abated when they restored their three-goal advantage - Defoe tucking home yet another cross from Lennon.

It completed the second hat-trick of the season for Defoe after his triple in the 5-1 win at Hull.

Kirkland saved a Crouch header - a truly superb reaction stop -but could not stop Lennon scoring his deserved goal after Wigan stood off the winger to make it 5-1.

Manner of defeat unacceptable - Martinez

Through balls from Corluka and Kranjcar were both converted by the rampant Defoe, the striker drilling the ball beyond Kirkland with each finish. Defoe has now scored 15 goals this season for Tottenham and England and is the top scorer in the Premier League.

Kirkland's misery was almost complete when a Bentley free-kick struck the woodwork and rebounded into the net off the Latics keeper.

There was just time for Kranjcar, allowed too much space in the Wigan area, to turn and smash the ball into the top corner deep in injury time.

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Sunday, 22 November 2009

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Tottenham 9-1 Wigan FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Crouch 9
  • Defoe 51
  • Defoe 54
  • Defoe 58
  • Lennon 64
  • Defoe 69
  • Defoe 87
  • Bentley 88
  • Kranjcar 90+4
  • Scharner 57

Tottenham

Substitutes

Wigan

Substitutes

Ref: WaltonAtt: 35,650
TOTTENHAM
WIGAN

Possession

  • Tottenham 61%
  • Wigan 39%

Attempts on target

  • Tottenham 16
  • Wigan 5

Attempts off target

  • Tottenham 12
  • Wigan 6

Corners

  • Tottenham 10
  • Wigan 5

Fouls

  • Tottenham 9
  • Wigan 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:27 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+3:25 The assist for the goal came from David Bentley.
  • 90:00+3:25 GOAL - Niko KranjcarTottenham 9 - 1 Wigan Niko Kranjcar gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Tottenham 9-1 Wigan.
  • 90:00+1:55 Paul Scharner concedes a free kick for a foul on Niko Kranjcar. Direct free kick taken by Tom Huddlestone.
  • 87:50 David Bentley provided the assist for the goal.
  • 87:50 GOAL - Chris KirklandTottenham 8 - 1 Wigan Chris Kirkland concedes an own goal. Tottenham 8-1 Wigan.
  • 87:13 Paul Scharner concedes a free kick for a foul on David Bentley.
  • 86:13 GOAL - Jermain DefoeTottenham 7 - 1 Wigan Jermain Defoe grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 7-1 Wigan.
  • 85:48 Won-Hee Cho concedes a free kick for a foul on David Bentley. Direct free kick taken by Vedran Corluka.
  • 84:46 Substitution Won-Hee Cho joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mario Melchiot.
  • 84:11 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Niko Kranjcar from the left by-line.
  • 83:44 Corner from the right by-line taken by Niko Kranjcar, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Peter Crouch misses to the left of the goal.
  • 83:26 Substitution Wilson Palacios leaves the field to be replaced by Jermaine Jenas.
  • 83:15 Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Emmerson Boyce gets a block in.
  • 81:45 Vedran Corluka concedes a free kick for a foul on Hugo Rodallega. Hugo Rodallega restarts play with the free kick.
  • 80:59 Substitution Benoit Assou-Ekotto leaves the field to be replaced by Sebastien Bassong.
  • 80:45 Niko Kranjcar has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 80:16 Paul Scharner takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a save.
  • 78:17 Substitution (Tottenham) makes a substitution, with David Bentley coming on for Aaron Lennon.
  • 75:59 Headed effort from inside the area by Peter Crouch misses to the left of the goal.
  • 73:17 Charles N'Zogbia decides to take the corner short.
  • 73:00 Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Dawson.
  • 71:09 Niko Kranjcar has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
  • 68:50 Vedran Corluka provided the assist for the goal.
  • 68:50 GOAL - Jermain DefoeTottenham 6 - 1 Wigan A goal is scored by Jermain Defoe from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 6-1 Wigan.
  • 67:56 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Hugo Rodallega, save made by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 66:49 Substitution Hendry Thomas leaves the field to be replaced by Jordi Gomez.
  • 66:36 Paul Scharner has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 64:55 The official flags Jermain Defoe offside. Indirect free kick taken by Emmerson Boyce.
  • 63:38 The assist for the goal came from Peter Crouch.
  • 63:38 GOAL - Aaron LennonTottenham 5 - 1 Wigan Aaron Lennon scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 5-1 Wigan.
  • 61:40 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jermain Defoe. Indirect free kick taken by Titus Bramble.
  • 60:58 Peter Crouch takes a shot. Save by Chris Kirkland.
  • 59:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Scharner on Michael Dawson. Michael Dawson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 57:52 Aaron Lennon provided the assist for the goal.
  • 57:52 GOAL - Jermain DefoeTottenham 4 - 1 Wigan Jermain Defoe grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 4-1 Wigan.
  • 56:42 Assist by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 56:42 GOAL - Paul ScharnerTottenham 3 - 1 Wigan Paul Scharner finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Tottenham 3-1 Wigan.
  • 55:30 Niko Kranjcar takes a outswinging corner.
  • 55:18 Corner taken by Niko Kranjcar, clearance made by Titus Bramble.
  • 54:49 Peter Crouch takes a shot. Save by Chris Kirkland.
  • 53:22 The assist for the goal came from Wilson Palacios.
  • 53:22 GOAL - Jermain DefoeTottenham 3 - 0 Wigan Goal scored by Jermain Defoe from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 3-0 Wigan.
  • 50:52 Aaron Lennon provided the assist for the goal.
  • 50:52 GOAL - Jermain DefoeTottenham 2 - 0 Wigan Jermain Defoe finds the net with a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-0 Wigan.
  • 50:45 Tom Huddlestone takes a shot. Blocked by Titus Bramble.
  • 50:05 Niko Kranjcar takes a short corner.
  • 48:23 Jermain Defoe has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
  • 47:45 Heurelho Gomes fouled by Paul Scharner, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 46:13 Unfair challenge on Hugo Rodallega by Wilson Palacios results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Charles N'Zogbia.
  • 45:19 Mohamed Diame fouled by Tom Huddlestone, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mohamed Diame.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:24 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 45:00+0:58 Corner taken by Niko Kranjcar from the right by-line, clearance by Emmerson Boyce.
  • 45:00+0:47 Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save made by Chris Kirkland.
  • 43:59 Charles N'Zogbia challenges Benoit Assou-Ekotto unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
  • 42:34 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Scotland by Wilson Palacios. Charles N'Zogbia produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 41:34 Jermain Defoe produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 40:02 Hugo Rodallega produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
  • 39:11 Free kick taken by Hendry Thomas.
  • 39:11 Booking The referee cautions Niko Kranjcar for unsporting behaviour.
  • 39:02 Niko Kranjcar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mario Melchiot.
  • 38:29 Charles N'Zogbia produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 38:02 The assistant referee flags for offside against Peter Crouch. Free kick taken by Mario Melchiot.
  • 33:47 Peter Crouch fouled by Hendry Thomas, the ref awards a free kick. Niko Kranjcar takes the free kick.
  • 33:19 Jermain Defoe takes a shot.
  • 32:39 Charles N'Zogbia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilson Palacios. Jonathan Woodgate takes the free kick.
  • 31:41 Benoit Assou-Ekotto challenges Charles N'Zogbia unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mario Melchiot.
  • 31:18 The offside flag is raised against Jermain Defoe. Chris Kirkland takes the free kick.
  • 30:19 Charles N'Zogbia takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Aaron Lennon.
  • 30:09 Jason Scotland takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 29:26 Vedran Corluka gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame. Free kick crossed right-footed by Hugo Rodallega, save by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 28:34 The official flags Paul Scharner offside. Heurelho Gomes takes the indirect free kick.
  • 28:14 Inswinging corner taken by Hugo Rodallega, clearance by Tom Huddlestone.
  • 27:45 Wilson Palacios concedes a free kick for a foul on Mohamed Diame. Hendry Thomas restarts play with the free kick.
  • 27:18 Jonathan Woodgate concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Scotland. Mohamed Diame takes the direct free kick.
  • 25:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Niko Kranjcar by Hendry Thomas. Tom Huddlestone restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:47 Shot from just outside the penalty box by Jason Scotland misses to the left of the target.
  • 23:57 Tom Huddlestone produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 23:24 Niko Kranjcar decides to take the corner short.
  • 22:20 Hugo Rodallega has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 19:18 Wilson Palacios takes a shot. Save made by Chris Kirkland.
  • 18:16 Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jonathan Woodgate misses to the left of the goal.
  • 17:54 Foul by Erik Edman on Aaron Lennon, free kick awarded. Niko Kranjcar takes the free kick.
  • 17:23 Hugo Rodallega is caught offside. Michael Dawson takes the free kick.
  • 16:57 Charles N'Zogbia takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Peter Crouch.
  • 16:29 Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Michael Dawson gets a block in.
  • 15:21 Outswinging corner taken by Niko Kranjcar from the right by-line, clearance by Emmerson Boyce.
  • 12:51 Niko Kranjcar takes the outswinging corner, Tom Huddlestone has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 10:43 Aaron Lennon takes a shot. Save by Chris Kirkland.
  • 9:39 Jermain Defoe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Titus Bramble.
  • 8:36 Aaron Lennon provided the assist for the goal.
  • 8:36 GOAL - Peter CrouchTottenham 1 - 0 Wigan Peter Crouch finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Tottenham 1-0 Wigan.
  • 4:46 Peter Crouch has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.
  • 3:44 Unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon by Erik Edman results in a free kick. Tom Huddlestone takes the free kick.
  • 2:07 Corner taken short by Niko Kranjcar.
  • 0:39 Peter Crouch has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
  • 0:00 The match begins.

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Premier League results

22 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bolton 0-2 Blackburn R
Stoke 1-0 Portsmouth R
Tottenham 9-1 Wigan R

Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 22 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 13 25 33
2 Man Utd 13 14 28
3 Arsenal 12 21 25
4 Tottenham 13 14 25
5 Aston Villa 13 8 22
6 Man City 12 7 21
7 Liverpool 13 9 20
8 Sunderland 13 2 20
9 Stoke 13 -2 19
10 Burnley 13 -10 17
11 Blackburn 12 -9 16
12 Fulham 12 -1 15
13 Birmingham 13 -3 15
14 Everton 12 -5 15
15 Wigan 13 -17 14
16 Hull 13 -15 12
17 West Ham 13 -4 11
18 Bolton 12 -11 11
19 Wolverhampton 13 -14 10
20 Portsmouth 13 -9 7

see also
Defoe 'best finisher in England'
23 Nov 09 |  Premier League
Martinez embarrassed after defeat
22 Nov 09 |  Wigan
Sunday football as it happened
22 Nov 09 |  Football
Sunday's football photos
22 Nov 09 |  Football



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