What an incredible game, 5 goals for Defoe, 3 assist and a goal for Lennon, a beauty from Bentley and the highest scoring game for Spurs in the Premiership – 9-1 win.
Jermain Defoe fired in five goals as Tottenham Hotspur mauled Wigan Athletic 9-1 at White Hart Lane in the Premier League.
Peter Crouch scored the opener for Spurs, with the returning Aaron Lennon, Niko Kranjcar and substitute David Bentley also scoring, but Defoe will grab the headlines as he rocketed up to the top of the league scoring charts, overtaking Fernando Torres with 11 goals.
Defoe’s haul eclipses that of his club captain Robbie Keane, who managed the same in the 5-0 win over Burnley in September, and equals the Premier League record set by Andy Cole in Manchester United’s 9-0 defeat of Ipswich Town in 1995.
The win moves Spurs back up into the top four, level with third-placed Arsenal on 25 points.