MX23RW : Friday, September 21 18:10:24

Result: Wigan Athletic 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Result: Wigan 1-2 Spurs
© PA Photos
Ten-man Wigan Athletic slip to a home defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.

Rafael van der Vaart made a goalscoring return to Tottenham Hotspur's starting lineup away at Wigan Athletic this afternoon.

The Dutch international, who was called into the team in place of ill Jermain Defoe, broke the deadlock in the third minute when he curled the ball into the top left hand corner of the net.

Spurs' advantage was doubled in the 22nd minute courtesy of Gareth Bale. The Welsh international reacted quickest to Luka Modric's cross and headed past Ali Al-Habsi in the home goal.

Mohamed Diame reduced the arrears four minutes after the restart, turning in a cross from Ronnie Stam.

Wigan's chances of claiming an equaliser were not helped by the sending off of full-back Steve Gohouri for two bookable offences late in the game.

Spurs face Arsenal in a derby match next Sunday afternoon at White Hart Lane, while Wigan travel to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Share this article now:
Rafael van der Vaart
Read Next:
Van der Vaart "glad" to feature
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea55001441015
2Liverpool5500112915
3Manchester CityMan City54101431113
4Watford5401105512
5Bournemouth5311107310
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs530210649
7Arsenal530210919
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd53028809
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves52215508
10Everton513189-16
11Leicester CityLeicester520389-16
12Crystal Palace520346-26
13Southampton51226605
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton512279-25
15Fulham5113712-54
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham5104511-63
17Cardiff CityCardiff502339-62
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield5023211-92
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle501448-41
20Burnley5014310-71

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account