By Alan Duffy
Wigan Athletic 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League – 24 September 211
Wigan produced a first-half display of utterly dismal defending to hand visitors Tottenham a two-goal lead after just 23 minutes.
Honduran defender Maynor Figueroa was at fault for Tottenham’s first, with his sloppy pass allowing Emmanuel Adebayor to set up Rafael van der Vaart. Then, Gareth “best player in the world” Bale scored far too easily with a header.
Roberto Martinez’ side did rally after the break and were rewarded for their improved display with a goal courtesy of Mohamed Diamé, but the home side’s resurgence was stopped in its track on 62 minutes when Steve Gohouri was sent off after a reckless challenge on Bale.
Footballing wanderer Emmanuel Adebayor runs at the oppposition
Rafael van der Vaart celebrates his goal. Notice Sandro’s Smurf-influenced bonce.
His name is Luka. Modric holds off Diamé
The Welsh Messi nets his first league goal since er… January 1st.
Bale celebrates his rare goal
Alongside an unusually fit Ledley King, Conor Sammon leaps like a …. trout
Gohouri is sent off after trying to stop the unstoppable genius of Gareth Bale
Figueroa and Van der Vaart get high