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  • Date:31 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:35,801
  • Bale (28) Modric (33)
    Bale (63)
  • McArthur (79)
    McArthur (79)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

The ball is delivered by Ronnie Stam, Younes Kaboul manages to make a clearance.

93mins

Shot from close range by Cameron Lancaster misses to the right of the goal.

93mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

93mins

Jean Beausejour sends in a cross, Scott Parker manages to make a clearance.

92mins

Centre by Albert Crusat, Brad Friedel makes a save.

91mins

Ronnie Stam crosses the ball, Close range strike by James McArthur goes over the bar.

90mins

Effort from inside the six-yard box by Gareth Bale goes wide right of the goal.

90mins

Conor Sammon sends in a cross, clearance made by Raniere Sandro.

88mins

Ronnie Stam sends in a cross, save by Brad Friedel.

87mins

Albert Crusat joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ben Watson.

87mins

Scott Parker has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

86mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

86mins

Cameron Lancaster sends in a cross, clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.

83mins

The ball is sent over by Ronnie Stam.

80mins

James McArthur gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 3-1 Wigan.The assist for the goal came from Victor Moses. Free kick awarded for a foul by James McArthur on Scott Parker. Direct free kick taken by Jake Livermore.

79mins

Ronnie Stam delivers the ball.

78mins

(Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Cameron Lancaster coming on for Emmanuel Adebayor.

77mins

Ben Watson takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save.

77mins

The ball is swung over by Jean Beausejour, clearance made by Jake Livermore.

76mins

Raniere Sandro challenges Conor Sammon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Watson takes the direct free kick.

75mins

Jean Beausejour challenges Scott Parker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Luka Modric. Raniere Sandro comes on in place of Kyle Walker.

74mins

Conor Sammon on for Franco Di Santo.

72mins

Maynor Figueroa delivers the ball, Benoit Assou-Ekotto makes a clearance.

70mins

James McArthur replaces Jordi Gomez.

65mins

James McCarthy takes a shot. Blocked by Ledley King.

64mins

Gareth Bale scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 3-0 Wigan.The assist for the goal came from Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

63mins

The ball is crossed by Victor Moses, Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.

61mins

Franco Di Santo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Niko Kranjcar. Niko Kranjcar restarts play with the free kick.

60mins

Maynor Figueroa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Niko Kranjcar. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Gareth Bale, Jean Beausejour manages to make a clearance.

59mins

Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

58mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Emmanuel Adebayor. Free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

58mins

Ronnie Stam takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.

56mins

The ball is delivered by Ronnie Stam, clearance by Younes Kaboul.

55mins

The ball is delivered by Jean Beausejour, clearance made by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

54mins

Victor Moses takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Parker.

53mins

Victor Moses produces a cross.

52mins

Victor Moses produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

52mins

A cross is delivered by Ronnie Stam, clearance by Kyle Walker.

52mins

A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, Gary Caldwell manages to make a clearance.

50mins

The ball is delivered by Ronnie Stam, Niko Kranjcar manages to make a clearance.

49mins

Gareth Bale produces a cross, Emmanuel Adebayor has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

46mins

Foul by James McCarthy on Luka Modric, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Luka Modric.

45mins

Jake Livermore concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordi Gomez. Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.

42mins

Jake Livermore takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

39mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Gary Caldwell gets a block in.

38mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez by Scott Parker. Free kick taken by Ben Watson.

34mins

Goal scored by Luka Modric from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-0 Wigan.

33mins

Unfair challenge on Gary Caldwell by Emmanuel Adebayor results in a free kick. Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.

33mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

32mins

Foul by Ben Watson on Luka Modric, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Luka Modric.

31mins

Jake Livermore comes on in place of Rafael Van der Vaart.

30mins

Long range effort from James McCarthy misses to the left of the goal.

29mins

Gareth Bale grabs a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 Wigan.The assist for the goal came from Luka Modric.

27mins

Gareth Bale crosses the ball, save made by Ali Al Habsi.

26mins

Benoit Assou-Ekotto sends in a cross, Emmerson Boyce makes a clearance.

26mins

The referee blows for offside. Younes Kaboul restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart from the left by-line, Younes Kaboul takes a shot. Blocked by James McCarthy.

23mins

Niko Kranjcar takes a shot. Blocked by Emmerson Boyce.

23mins

Benoit Assou-Ekotto sends in a cross, Ronnie Stam makes a clearance.

21mins

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Franco Di Santo misses to the left of the target.

21mins

Niko Kranjcar takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

18mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Emmanuel Adebayor. Indirect free kick taken by Emmerson Boyce.

18mins

Kyle Walker sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Emmanuel Adebayor misses to the right of the target.

17mins

Niko Kranjcar challenges Ronnie Stam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Emmerson Boyce restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Luka Modric produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

11mins

Niko Kranjcar takes a shot. Maynor Figueroa gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart from the left by-line, Close range header by Younes Kaboul misses to the right of the goal.

10mins

Corner taken by Luka Modric from the right by-line, Jean Beausejour manages to make a clearance.

10mins

The ball is crossed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.

9mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Franco Di Santo by Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.

8mins

The ball is sent over by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Jean Beausejour.

8mins

Gareth Bale crosses the ball, Emmerson Boyce makes a clearance.

6mins

Niko Kranjcar challenges Jean Beausejour unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.

6mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luka Modric, Younes Kaboul takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

4mins

Benoit Assou-Ekotto produces a cross, Victor Moses manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Rafael Van der Vaart.

3mins

The ball is swung over by Kyle Walker, clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.

2mins

Gareth Bale sends in a cross, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

Match Preview

Jordan: United have the experience Joe Jordan admits Manchester United are in a much better position to challenge for this year's Barclays Premier League title than his own team Tottenham. The Spurs first team coach does believe that the Londoners can resurrect their title bid in the next few weeks, however, but admits his players must show more consistency and ruthlessness if they are to put themselves back in contention. Having spent most of the Christmas period revelling in the hype around Tottenham's title chances, manager Harry Redknapp now finds his team eight points adrift of league leaders Manchester City after a defeat at the Etihad Stadium and a draw against Wolves. Spurs are 25-1 with some bookmakers to lift their first championship since 1961 and Jordan admits not having the experience of United, who are three points off the top of the table, counts against the White Hart Lane outfit. Jordan, a former United player, said: "Tottenham and City won their last championship in the 1960s so it goes without saying it's harder (for either of those sides) to win it. "United and Chelsea in recent years have proved they are champions and know how to do it. "United, who have come in for a bit of criticism, are where they are not just because they have quality players, they have the knowledge of how to maintain the consistency. "They can look back many times and know they have done it. That comes by having success in winning a championship. "City haven't done it since the 1960s, neither have Spurs, so it's fair comment for people to question whether you can sustain it. We have dropped points but we have to accept it, get the results and get the consistency." Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe are doubtful for the game after picking up hamstring injuries in Friday night's win over Watford. Gareth Bale (thigh) and Ledley King (knee) will be assessed after training on Monday, but Spurs are hopeful that both will be fit. Sandro has returned to light training following his calf injury but is unlikely to be risked while William Gallas (also calf) and Tom Huddlestone (ankle) are unavailable. Meanwhile, Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is not willing to allow his squad to be weakened as their battle for survival enters the final four months of the season. The Latics are bottom of the Barclays Premier League, four points from safety, but if that was not enough rival clubs are looking to prey on their precarious position by tempting away their best players. Martinez faces a testing 48 hours before the transfer window closes as he and his side have to travel to play third-placed Spurs, while in the background speculation persists about bids for some of his stars. The Spaniard has defiantly declared he will not sell the likes of Victor Moses, who has been linked with a return to London with QPR, or James McCarthy, who has been on the radar of a number of clubs since moving from Hamilton in 2009. However, he may be persuaded to cash in on striker Hugo Rodallega, whose contract expires in the summer. The Colombian's situation at the DW Stadium has been keenly watched by several clubs since last summer and he has scored only twice in 17 appearances this season - both goals coming at either end of their three-match losing run. But Martinez has made it clear he is under no pressure to offload and all he had to think about was how it would affect their relegation battle. "We don't have to sell players to bring money in, we are not forced to do anything," he said. "If anything is to happen between now and the end of the window it will be because we want to finish with a better squad than we started with. "I feel the squad is stronger now than it was at the start of the window: Callum McManaman has come back (from a loan spell at Blackpool) a completely different player and Jean Beausejour (from Birmingham) has been a well-timed addition. "I am happy with the two additions we have made." New signing Jean Beausejour is likely to go straight into Wigan's squad after signing from Birmingham last week. Defender Antolin Alcaraz has not recovered from a groin problem but midfielder David Jones is expected to return after a calf strain while Shaun Maloney has recovered from a similar injury. Senegal midfielder Mohamed Diame is expected to back to face Everton at the weekend after African Nations Cup duty.

Formation:442Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Formation: 451Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

  • Brad Friedel
  • Kyle Walker
  • Younes Kaboul
  • Ledley King
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Niko Kranjcar
  • Luka Modric
  • Scott Parker
  • Gareth Bale
  • Emmanuel Adebayor
  • Rafael Van der Vaart
  • SUBS
  • Carlo Cudicini
  • Michael Dawson
  • Danny Rose
  • Jake Livermore
  • Raniere Sandro
  • Steven Pienaar
  • Cameron Lancaster

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Match Report

Bale double as Spurs cruise Gareth Bale scored twice as Tottenham returned to winning ways in the Barclays Premier League with a stylish 3-1 triumph over a hapless Wigan side at White Hart Lane. Spurs followed up their defeat to Manchester City with poor displays against Wolves and Watford but they were at their splendid best, playing their usual brand of free-flowing attacking football before Bale put them ahead in the 29th minute. Luka Modric despatched a cool 18-yard strike to make it 2-0 five minutes later and Bale scored his second after 64 minutes before James McArthur grabbed a late consolation for the Latics. The win puts pressure back on both Manchester sides at the top of the table and increased Spurs' lead over fourth-place Chelsea to seven points. The three points also brought a smile to Harry Redknapp's face on his first appearance in the White Hart Lane dugout since his defence against two charges of tax evasion - which he denies - started last week. Despite being in court today, Redknapp had been busy orchestrating transfer dealings before the 11pm deadline. The London club have been linked with forward players Milos Krasic and Louis Saha, but on this performance, they do not need much firepower up front. Spurs put their recent woes behind them and flew out of the blocks on a sub-zero night in north London. Ali Al Habsi pulled off a point-blank save from Younes Kaboul's bullet header in the sixth minute and Niko Kranjcar should have tested the Wigan goalkeeper but he miscontrolled while deep inside the away box. The Croatian went on to miss two more chances before Emmanuel Adebayor, without a goal in his last six games, headed over Kyle Walker's cross. Only a James McCarthy goalline clearance kept the score goalless in the 24th minute after Kaboul beat his marker to meet Rafael van der Vaart's corner. Spurs were playing some of their best football and it only seemed a matter of time before they scored. Bale had a fancy scissors kick cleared before and also forced Al Habsi to save at his far post before putting Spurs ahead in the 29th minute. The Welshman took down Modric's chip at the far post before hooking the ball in on the volley for his 10th of the season. Van der Vaart worryingly hobbled off with an injury on the half hour and was replaced by Jake Livermore. Bale then stung Al Habsi's palms with a fierce shot 12 minutes before the break and one minute later Spurs were 2-0 up. Wigan's attempted clearance from a Benoit Assou-Ekotto cross ricocheted into Modric's path and he coolly turned and slotted past Al Habsi from 18 yards. Redknapp, delighted with the strike, performed a little jig on the touchline. The home fans gave a show of support for their manager by chanting his name and his team ended the first half strongly, with Livermore drawing Al Habsi into a save near to injury-time. Wigan started the second period brightly. Victor Moses wriggled free from his marker but blazed over before Ledley King put in a crunching tackle to deny Franco Di Santo. Spurs, always looked dangerous, however, and Bale added his second in the 19th minute of the second half. The winger picked up a pass from Assou-Ekotto on the corner of the box, took one touch past to ease past Ben Watson and fired a peach of a drive across Al Habsi into the far corner. Yet more chants came in support of Redknapp and he acknowledged the home fans with a proud wave on the touchline. Di Santo hobbled off after being clattered by Assou-Ekotto and was replaced by Conor Sammon. The away side pulled a shock consolation back the following minute when McArthur's shot deflected off Scott Parker and looped over Brad Friedel and in off his far post. McCarthy's pass then laid on Ronnie Stam and he whistled a sharp ball across the box - but no-one was there to tap in. Bale was denied a hat-trick on three separate occasions in the dying minutes, but the Welshman will be happy that his double strike was more than enough for the club to seal an easy win.

Form Guide

    WDWWDL
  • Tottenham
  • VS
  • Wigan
  • DLDLLL

Last Meetings

  • Wigan
  • 1 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 24/09/2011
  • Wigan
  • 0 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 02/04/2011
  • Tottenham
  • 0 - 1
  • Wigan
  • 28/08/2010
  • Wigan
  • 0 - 3
  • Tottenham
  • 21/02/2010
  • Tottenham
  • 9 - 1
  • Wigan
  • 22/11/2009
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 11/01/2009

Top Scorers

Tottenham

  • J Defoe 8
  • E Adebayor 8
  • G Bale 7
  • R Van der Vaart 6
  • A Lennon 3
  • L Modric 2
  • R Pavlyuchenko 1
  • B Assou-Ekotto 1
  • Y Kaboul 1
  • K Walker 1

Wigan

  • F Di Santo 4
  • H Rodallega 2
  • M Diame 2
  • J Gomez 2
  • V Moses 2
  • G Caldwell 1
  • AD Crusat 1
  • B Watson 1

Goals

Tottenham

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 41
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 11 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wigan

    • Total goals 43
    • Goals per game 19
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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