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Nine goal feast for Spurs

2009-11-22 19:42

London - Jermain Defoe scored five goals including a seven-minute hat-trick as Tottenham overwhelmed Wigan 9-1 on Sunday.

After Peter Crouch had given Spurs a ninth minute lead at White Hart Lane, Defoe took over with three strikes between the 51st and 58th minutes as Spurs went on to tie Manchester United's Premier League record nine goals in a 9-0 victory over Ipswich in March 1995.

Aaron Lennon scored Spurs fifth, Defoe netted again in the 69th and 87th. Wigan goalkeeper Chris Kirkland scored an own goal and Niko Kranjcar added another in the final minute.

Paul Scharner replied for Wigan when Spurs were already three goals up and the Austrian appeared to control the ball with his hands before scoring.

Defoe tied the Premier League record for most goals in a game, matching Alan Shearer for Newcastle against Sheffield Wednesday in September 1999 and Andy Cole for United in the game against Ipswich.

AP

Comments
  • Raven - 2009-11-22 21:00

    4th spot this season watch! What a second half!

  • PatMcGroin - 2009-11-22 21:47

    This is a VERY dangerous team. Just wait until they become consistent !!

  • Malcolm - 2009-11-22 22:19

    Spurs are my second favourite side and they finally showed their potential! I hope they keep it up and really challenge the big four this season. It would be great to see them playing in the Champions League!

  • Nick - 2009-11-23 07:22

    Brilliant scoreline. It's great to see Spurs doing so well and even better to see lots of goals. The Premier League big four must surely now be Chelsea, Man United, Tottenham and Man City. The kind of useless Liverpool side and so-so Arsenal wikll never be classy enough. Just wish Bafana players would watch these games and see how to play real football.

  • Nick - 2009-11-23 07:30

    Brilliant scoreline. It's great to see Spurs doing so well and even better to see lots of goals. The Premier League big four must surely now be Chelsea, Man United, Tottenham and Man City. The kind of useless Liverpool side and so-so Arsenal wikll never be classy enough. Just wish Bafana players would watch these games and see how to play real football.

  • Brett @ Nick - 2009-11-23 08:50

    Good grief...you got so excited that your Spurs are in 4th that you posted twice... Good game, good result, deserved place in the log. Just a warning, I wouldn't be so quick to wrtie off Liverpool and Arsenal for those top 4 spots at this point. The season is not even halfway at this point... Have a look on http://soccernet.espn.go.com There are wonderful stats there... I think you'll be surprised at how many times teams that break into the top4 during a season are not there at the end.... Liverpool are having a bad run, Arsenal...well they're arsenal. They always seem to pull finger from Xmas onwards.

  • spurs fan - 2009-11-23 08:59

    go spurs go spurs

  • Gunner 1 - 2009-11-23 09:36

    @ Nick: your white and blue tinted glasses are showing mate - If you look at the table, you'll notice that Arsenal are still above Spurs (and with a game in hand), as well as Man City, so to suggest the big four should not include them is ridiculous - when City or Spurs can actually finish a season above the Gooners, then we'll talk, but since that hasn't happened yet THIS CENTURY, perhaps you should go back to hoping that the odd freak result like this will keep your lot in the running for a place in the Europa League!! (Arsenal 3-0 Spurs!!)

  • Lily White - 2009-11-23 09:39

    I have always thought Jermain Defoe was a brilliant talent and extremely underrated.

  • @Gunner 1 - 2009-11-23 10:47

    What does finishing above the Gunners have to do with winning the premier league. When the gunners can win the premier league and do something in Champions league then we'll talk. Right now they're wasting good champions league spots. (Sunderland 1-0 Arsenal!!)

  • Dean - 2009-11-23 11:36

    @Nick, shame shame shame....... you get all happy when they beat a side like Wigan, Not like Wigan is top of the table material now are they? To suggest that Arsenal and Liverpool will drop out of the top 4 is just a good example of your football knowledge (non - existent) , I agree with Brett, Liverpool will wake up, Arsenal will pull finger, Chelsea is going to be hard to catch and Man U are well Man U, Bets are the Spurs will end up 7th if they Lucky, Remember Man City and Villa are also still in the picture, don't get you hopes up mate, otherwise you going to have another heartbreak year!

  • kev - 2009-11-23 13:06

    Come on you Spurs!!!!! You guys were awesome yesterday!

  • DKNY - 2009-11-23 13:16

    @GUNNER 1, You must be out of your freaking mind to even suggest that Spurs will make a difference in the champions league, for your information Arsenal have reached the last 8 of the champions league for the past 4 seasons, so which champions league spot are they wasting??? If you are clueless abt football I think the best thing to do would be to shut up!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mark - 2009-11-23 13:22

    @ Dean...Why would you place man City(who dont know how to win anymore), and have not challenged the top 5 for how many years...as well as Aston Villa, who by their own admission have a very limited squad...why would you place them above Tottenham? On paper, Spurs should definately qualify for the Champions league, as they have a very good squad.Of course football is not played on paper though :)

  • Gunner 1 - 2009-11-23 15:19

    @ commenter (10:47 AM): Well, for starters you'd have to finish above the Gunners to GET INTO the Champions League placings - we're not taking up valuable sppace, you have to be good enough to take it from us (which, despite the defeat to Sunderland, you haven't yet managed!!). Secondly, the Arsenal HAVE won the Premiership THREE times (not to mention the old League Championship a further 10 times!!) that's a total of ELEVEN more than the Spuds have managed in their entire history! We've also been to the champions league final, which is more than spurs have ever managed, cause you've only won the title ONCE in the time that the champions league has existed!!! (48 and years and counting, spurs fans!!!!)

  • ARRY 2 U - 2009-11-23 15:53

    You bunch of jealous `ignorami', I doubt that any of you ill mannered critical w!@#ers even watched the game from end to end. I suggest that whilst Wigan are'nt a top six club, Spurs performance was outstanding with each goal an absolute `pearler'. On the day they would have wiped any of the top sides...perhaps not 9:1 but let's face facts they were sublime! You can criticise all you like but Spurs have the win under their belts and not only the valuable 3 point haul for the win something that Liverpool and the `great' Arsenal were unable to achieve this past weekend......so shut the Mmmmmmm up and give credit where credit is due! Spurs deserve to be in the Top 4 even without the services of their talented playmaker `general' Luka Modric (whom Man U would love to acquire bigtime!) Go Spurs!

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