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Jermain Defoe – 5 in 9-goal win over Wigan [Photo: Jav The_DOC_66]

Tottenham on this Day

22nd November, 2009

Spurs have scored 9 goals in a league match on four occasions. It’s quite extraordinary that they managed to achieve it on consecutive dates in November, 78 years apart. Yesterday in this feature I reported on the 1931 win over Port Vale. Today’s match will still be fresh in all but the youngest of supporters’ memories as we’re only going back four years to the 9 – 1 win over Wigan Athletic at White Hart Lane.

Nine goals were scored in the second half, Spurs scored 8 and Jermain Defoe got 5 of them.

The goals came like this:
9′ Peter Crouch ……………(assist Aaron Lennon)
51′ Jermain Defoe …………(assist Lennon)
54′ Defoe …………………(assist Wilson Palacios)
57′ Paul Scharner ………….(handball)
58′ Defoe ………………….(assist Lennon)
65′ Lennon …………………..(assist Crouch)
69′ Defoe …………………..(assist Vedran Corluka)
87′ Defoe ………………….(Erik Edman’s mistake)
89′ David Bentley …………..(free-kick off bar and hit Kirkland)
90′ Niko Kranjcar …………….(assist Bentley)

Noting the contribution of Lennon, perhaps we should turn to him to provide openings for Roberto Soldado.

Nov. 2009  PL  Won 9 – 1  Crouch, Defoe (5), Bentley, Kranjcar

Peter Crouch put Spurs ahead inside ten minutes. Wigan then had a couple of chances to level but there were no more goals before half-time. Early in the second half Defoe scored twice in three minutes only for Wigan to pull one back three minutes later. The goalscorer, Scharner, had clearly used his hand to control the ball but the goal stood.

Spurs felt aggrieved and responded immediately as a minute later Defoe completed his hat-trick, scored in 7 minutes. Lennon added a fifth after 65 minutes and Defoe scored his fourth with just over ten minutes remaining. Spurs then scored three in the final three minutes – Defoe scored his fifth, Bentley scored from a free-kick which struck the post and rebounded in off the despairing goalkeeper. Niko Kranjcar completed the scoring in the final minute as Wigan had completely folded.

Related Articles:

21st November, 1931:  9 v Port Vale (2nd Div) Read more

29th September, 1962:  9 v Nottingham Forest (1st Div)  Read more

28th September, 1971:  9 v Keflavik (UEFA Cup) Read more

22nd October, 1977:  9 v Bristol Rovers 2nd Div. Read more

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