Leading 1-0 at the break Tottenham scored eight second half goals as they crushed Wigan 9-1 at White Hart Lane. Jermain Defoe scored five of those goals as Spurs humiliated Wigan with their highest top-flight win.

Peter Crouch headed Spurs ahead and that's how it remained at half-time.

Defoe scored from six yards after the break and then from a tight angle.

The Latics pulled a goal back through Paul Scharner but that was the end of the scoring for the visitor's as the hosts took command.

Defoe notched hit hat-trick and Aaron Lennon scored with a low strike.

Defoe scored twice more, while keeper Chris Kirkland scored an unfortunate own goal and Niko Krancjar smashed home the ninth in injury time.

It is the first time a team has scored nine in a Premier League fixture since Manchester United thrashed Ipswich 9-0 at old Trafford in 1995.

Defoe becomes only the third player to score five in one Premier League match after Alan Shearer and Andy Cole.