When is the last time a player scored 5 goals in a premier league game?Never is the answer apparently.Jermain Defoe created history by scoring 5 out of the 9 goals that were scored by the Spurs against a Wigan team that are still trying to come to terms with being on the wrong side of a historical event.
Correction: As pointed out in the comments, Jermain Defoe did not create a Premiership record. He tied with Andy Cole (Man Utd) against Ipswich in 1995 and Alan Shearer (Newcastle) against Sheffield Wednesday in 1999. For an added bonus the most number of goals in a single match in English top flight football is Ted Drake's (Arsenal) 7 goals against Aston Villa in 1935. The non-top flight football record (Football League) was established a year later by Joe Payne with 10 goals scored for Luton Town against Bristol Rovers. Luton beat Bristol, 12-0 on April 13, 1936.
...and I'm glad that's cleared that up anyway.