When it comes to games between Spurs and Wigan there isn’t a great deal of ‘previous’. No obscure league cup ties from the 1970s crop up, so at the risk of being obvious when you think of a memorable win over Roberto Martinez’ men, there’s only one place to go.
On 22nd of November 2009, Wigan travelled to the Lane and what happened that day astonished every single member of the crowd. I had personally witnessed the 9-0 over Bristol Rovers in 1978, but I had never expected to see Spurs chalk up nine goals in the Premier League.
Crouch scored the opener and at half time it was just 1-0 and the second half deluge was unexpected to say the least. When people look at the score in years to come they will point at Defoe’s five goals (three more than he has in the league this season). However the real architect was Aaron Lennon, who tormented ex-Spur Erik Edman and laid Defoe’s goals on the proverbial plate.
Lennon found the net himself before strikes from Bentley (via Kirkland) and Kranjcar sealed the incredible win. At the other end, Paul Scharner pulled one back on 57 minutes with a blatant handball.