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Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen (left) tangles with Ben Watson

Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen (left) tangles with Ben Watson

BEN Watson earned Latics all three points at White Hart Lane scoring the game’s only goal as the home crowd turned on their boss Andre Villas-Boas.

The visitors were good value for their win, dominating possession and territory and carving out several clear-cut chances.

Arouna Kone and Shaun Maloney squandered gilt-edged opportunities in the first period, with Watson curling just over from the edge of the box.

There would have been a worry in the Wigan dressing room that those misses would come back to haunt them, but the second period was more of the same.

The breakthrough eventually came when Watson bundled the ball home from close range after a mistake from Spurs goalkeeper Brad Friedel.

But the expected onslaught never came, and Wigan were the side more likely to score again as they saw out their second win on the spin.

Wigan had gone six Premier League games without a victory before their 2-1 win against the Hammers last weekend, but they performed superbly.

While Tottenham struggled with the basics, Roberto Martinez’s men passed with finesse and purpose while Kone was a constant menace for the away side.

The Londoners were lucky that Watson’s strike was the only one they conceded after they put in a dire display that caused an outcry of fury among the home support.

FULL MATCH REPORT IN MONDAY’S WIGAN EVENING POST ...

 

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