Defoe return sees defeat for Tottenham

A late strike saw Tottenham lose 1-0 at Wigan and remain in the Premiership relegation zone.

A late strike saw Tottenham lose 1-0 at Wigan and remain in the Premiership relegation zone.

England boss Fabio Capello was in the crowd to see Jermain Defoe make his debut for Spurs after re-signing for the club from Portsmouth last Friday.

But, in a game of few chances, Defoe's only contribution was to drag a rare goal scoring opportunity well wide.

With the game destined to remain scoreless, Wigan's Maynor Figueroa headed home a corner deep into extra time.

"That's the third league game away from we've lost in the last minute. We can't keep shooting ourselves in the foot like that," a despondent Spurs boss Harry Redknapp told Sky Sports.

"Again we failed to defend a corner and it’s cost us the game.

"It's very hard to change the desire of players to get a result, and that's been a problem at Spurs for some time.

"We've just got to pick ourselves up and keep going. It's disappointing because we are better then that."

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