Gareth Bale scored the opener after 29 minutes, with Luka Modric doubling the home side’s advantage soon after.
Bale made it three and ended the game as a contest midway through the second half, before James McArthur clawed back a consolation for The Latics towards the end.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp Redknapp explained his injury concerns after the game, adding: “Kyle Walker done a groin. Emmanuel Adebayor felt his hamstring and Rafael van der Vaart injured his calf.
“Jermain Defoe injured his hamstring and Aaron Lennon has the same injury.
“We seem to be getting a lot of hamstring injuries. I don’t know what’s happening.” SkySports
Tottenham still sit third in the Premier League standings, and have a tricky trip to Anfield to face Liverpool to negotiate on Monday night.
By Gareth McKnight