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Tottenham Hotspur vs Wigan Athletic : PreMatch Fact File

Gareth Bale and Clint Dempsey were both on target for Spurs against Southampton as they sealed a 2-1 victory in last week’s Premier League fixture.

Bale’s goal was his third of the season and the talented winger may feel his luck is changing. Bale has had 29 shots at goal so far with an impressive 62% on target but just 10.3% converted to goals (compared to league top scorer Robin van Persie who has converted 30% of shots to goals).

Dempsey’s goal was his second since joining Spurs having had ten shots at goal with 8 on target.

William Gallas made 20 interceptions in that game, enough to rank 6th for interceptions by a player in a single game this season

Wigan secured their first home win of the season with well taken goals from Ivan Ramis and James McArthur enough to beat West Ham 2-1 in their last league game. As well as getting on the score sheet, McArthur also picked up a booking in the game. He is one of only two players to have picked up five bookings this season, along with Swansea’s Angel Rangel.

Shaun Maloney demonstrated the desire of Wigan to register their first home win of the season. The 6.6 miles he covered was the joint highest by a Wigan player this season. James McCarthy is epitomizing Roberto Martinez’s passing style, and despite Wigan’s relatively low league position he is ranked up among the league’s top players in 10th place in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for passes completed in the opposition half with 251 passes completed.

Franco di Santo had six efforts at goal in the game against West Ham, the joint highest of any player in the last round of games.

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