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Defoe repeats five-goal trick

Defoe scored five against Wigan two-years ago. (©GettyImages)
Defoe scored five against Wigan two-years ago. (©GettyImages).

Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe made November 22nd a date to remember again, as he scored five goals in the thrashing of a Charlton XI.

The feat came exactly two-years after Defoe registered the third five-goal haul in Barclays Premier League history against Wigan Athletic.

Defoe has been out of the side of late at White Hart Lane, but was delighted to repeat the feat of two-years ago.

"It's amazing how the dates have fallen," said Defoe. "It's freaky, but I've always said everything happens for a reason.

"I love scoring goals and to even score five goals in training is great.

"It was a game situation though, a reserve game against a decent Charlton side and it was all about being professional, keeping my sharpness up and doing it right.

"I enjoyed every single one of those goals!"

Defoe scored twice in the first 15 minutes after strikes from range, before netting his hat-trick shortly before the interval.

Yago Falque's parried shot then fell kindly on the volley for Defoe to power home, while the pair combined again as he notched his fifth.

Ryan Mason made it 6-1 late on during a friendly which saw William Gallas, Sebastien Bassong and Jake Livermore all feature.

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