On this day of 2009, Tottenham Hotspur recorded one of the most astonishing victories in Premier League history, against Wigan Athletic. The match took place at Tottenham’s previous stadium, White Hart Lane. Former England striker Jermaine Defoe scored five goals in that game in a 9-1 win. The official Premier League grip took to Twitter to pay tribute to this day, sharing highlights of the match. It was captioned: “Remember when … @SpursOfficial scored NINE and @IAmJermainDefoe put FIVE? Unforgettable scenes #OnThisDay in 2009”.
– Premier League (@premierleague) November 22, 2020
Aside from Defoe, Peter Crouch, Aaron Lennon, Niko Kranjcar and David Bentley each added one goal to the scoresheet.
Harry Redknapp was Spurs head coach at the time, while Roberto Martinez worked with Wigan.
It was also Tottenham’s biggest Premier League win, it was also the second time a team had scored nine goals in the history of the competition.
Spurs have finished fourth this season, reaching the semi-finals of the FA Cup and the quarter-finals of the League Cup. Additionally, Defoe was the team’s top scorer, scoring 24 in all competitions.
In the current Premier League season, Tottenham are currently top of the table, having beaten Manchester City in their recent game. Son Heung-min and Giovani Lo Celso were the scorers for the 2-0 victory at their stadium.
Under Jose Mourinho, they have won six games in nine games. They have also lost once and have drawn twice. They scored 21 goals and only conceded nine.
Son is currently their leading Premier League scorer this season, with nine goals. Meanwhile, Harry Kane is also close with seven goals.
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