VIDEO: Five-star Defoe leads Spurs’ 9-1 mauling of Wigan; Blackburn win away at Bolton; Stoke make Pompey pay the penalty


Tottenham 9 – Wigan 1 (Premier League, November 22, 2009) (All Spurs goals in the second half here, longer highlights here, and MOTD highlights here.) History was made at White Hart Lane as Jermain Defoe scored five second half goals as Spurs 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 Krancjar smashed home the ninth.

Bolton 0 – Blackburn 2 (Premier League, November 22, 2009) (MOTD highlights here.) David Dunn curled into the top corner to give Rovers the lead just after the half hour, moments after Matt Taylor’s free-kick was deflected on to a Blackburn post. A calamitous own-goal by Sam Ricketts, headed into his own net with 17 minutes remaining, wrapped up the points for Rovers.

Stoke 1 – Portsmouth 0 (Premier League, November 22, 2009) Kevin-Prince Boateng tamely missed an 8th minute spot-kick as Pompey failed to take advantage of a bright start in a goalless first half. Pompey were made to pay when Ricardo Fuller scored his first league goal of the season in the 74th minute after some intricate passing between Matthew Etherington and Dean Whitehead.


Leicester 1 – Plymouth 0 (Championship, November 21, 2009) A last-gasp Andy King strike snatched all three points and propelled the Foxes into third in the Championship.

Huddersfield 2 – Hartlepool 1 (League One, November 21, 2009) The Terriers fell behind after 18 minutes when United’s Gary Liddle gave the visitors the lead before an own-goal from Pools’ Hartley and a sublime last minute Robbie Williams strike kept up Huddersfield’s good form.