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Posted on 26 November 2006  - 12:00

All the action from Sunday afternoon's 3-1 win against Wigan Athletic in the Barclays Premiership at the Lane.

All the action from Sunday afternoon's 3-1 win against Wigan Athletic in the Barclays Premiership at the Lane.

Martin Jol made two changes from the win at Bayer Leverkusen with Jermain Defoe back in attack alongside Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane on the bench. Tom Huddlestone was back in the starting line-up for Teemu Tainio.


1min: SAVE. Good start, Defoe played Lennon in down the left, faced with three defenders, clever scooped cross in that Berbatov fought for and eventually managed to prod volley towards goal that Kirkland saved diving to his right.

2mins: Skoko fed Camara in down the left, cross-shot taken by Robinson.

7mins: YELLOW CARD - WIGAN. Boyce for foul on Defoe.

10mins: Berbatov fizzed in lovely cross from the left, too far ahead of Defoe in near post area, no-one else in there.

13mins: Movement from McCulloch and Camara from Baines' throw opened up shooting chance for Camara, didn't get hold of it and Robinson saved comfortably diving to his left.

15mins: Fine defending from Chimbonda at the far post, jumping high from a standing start to flick Teale's cross away from Kilbane. Took a whack for it but okay to continue straight away.

24mins: GOAL - WIGAN. A bit sloppy from us, didn't put pressure on Wright, who was able to pick out McCulloch at far post, he headed back for Camara, in space, to loop volley home from 16 yards.
Spurs 0, Wigan 1

25mins: DOUBLE SAVE. Almost straight back into it as Malbranque worked a yard on the edge of the box, low shot parried by Kirkland into the path of Defoe, tight angle to the right of goal and Kirkland able to get up, spread himself and make block.

28mins: SUB. Heskey for injured Teale.

32mins: YELLOW CARD - WIGAN. Baines for foul on Lennon.

33mins: CHANCE. Lennon left Baines standing down the right, picked out Malbranque, ball didn't really settle for him and lashed wide as Jackson came in to challenge.

41mins: Huddlestone fizzed 35-yarder two yards over.

43mins: GOAL - SPURS. Berbatov fed Defoe in down the left channel of the box, turned Boyce inside out before drilling home with his left foot from 10 yards.
Spurs 1, Wigan 1

43mins: GOAL - SPURS. Assou-Ekotto released Berbatov down the left flank, still plenty to do, nutmegged Jackson and curled into top corner with his right foot.
Spurs 2, Wigan 1

Added time: SAVE. Scharner managed to turn Assou-Ekotto 30 yards out, let rip straight away and Robinson had to be alert, making diving save to his right.

Half-time: Spurs 2, Wigan 1

52mins: SAVE. Good possession at the start of the second half. Chimbonda clipped pass down the right channel to Berbatov, he angled in fine cross aiming for Defoe, Jackson slid in towards his own goal, Kirkland alive to it and made reaction save.

53mins: McCulloch lashed wildly wide from 25 yards.

54mins: CHANCE. Would have been a great goal. Berbatov skills on the left lost Jackson and Wright, rolled pass into Defoe who dummied for Lennon, Defoe ran around for return but smashed it high and wide.

55mins: YELLOW CARD - WIGAN. Heskey for foul on Dawson.

56mins: Quick break, Lennon pace down the right, dragged ball back from the byline to Defoe, who couldn't quite turn Jackson.

57mins: YELLOW CARD - SPURS. Zokora for complaints after having to hurdle Heskey's tackle.

65mins: Dawson close with glancing header from Huddlestone's driven corner.

66mins: Baines volley so high it actually hit the Jumbotron at the Park Lane end!

66mins: SUB - WIGAN. Hall for Wright.

69mins: McCulloch got between defenders to meet Baines' cross, volleyed over.

71mins: YELLOW CARD - SPURS. Dawson for foul on Heskey.

72mins: CLOSE. Berbatov control and played wide to Lennon, he had a 10-yard burst before drilling a low cross across the six-yard line that Malbranque was inches away from at far post.

76mins: YELLOW CARD - WIGAN. Skoko for foul on Zokora.

77mins: Camara flashed a shot wide from 30 yards.

77mins: SUB - WIGAN. Cotterill for Kilbane.

82mins: SUB - SPURS. Keane for Defoe.

85mins: CHANCE. Heskey rose well but could only glance Skoko's free-kick over the crossbar.

Added time: CLOSE. Keane picked up Assou-Ekotto's clearance just over half-way, ran at Jackson before curling inches wide with Kirkland beaten.

Added time: GOAL - SPURS. Good work again from Assou-Ekotto, he fed Malbranque who then released Berbatov down the left, ran to the box and cut back for Lennon to stroke home with his left foot from 10 yards.
Spurs 3, Wigan 1

Full-time: Spurs 3, Wigan 1


Spurs: Robinson, Chimbonda, Assou-Ekotto, Dawson, King, Lennon, Huddlestone, Zokora, Malbranque, Defoe (Keane, 82), Berbatov. Subs: Cerny, Lee, Murphy, Davids.

Wigan: Kirkland, Jackson, Camara, Kilbane (Cotterill, 77), McCulloch, Wright (Hall, 66), Boyce, Scharner, Teale (Heskey, 28), Skoko, Baines. Subs: Pollitt, Landzaat.


Referee: Mr M Clattenburg. Assistants: Mr M Mullarkey, Mr K Pike. Fourth official: Mr K Stroud.