Jan Vertonghen’s past due header earned Tottenham a 2-1 win at Wolves that strikes Jose Mourinho’s aspect inside 3 issues of the Premier League’s best 4.
Spurs appeared set to be held to a 1-1 draw at a rainy Molineux after an early Lucas Moura strike was once cancelled out through Adama Traore’s pressure halfway via the second one 1/2.
However within the first minute of added time, Vertonghen stooped to direct Christian Eriksen’s right-wing nook previous Rui Patricio to seal a fourth win in 5 league video games for Mourinho.
Wolves. for whom Diogo Jota lashed extensive on the dying, slip under Tottenham within the Premier League desk after seeing their 11-game unbeaten run within the league come to an unlucky finish.
Spurs had taken the lead within the 8th minute, Lucas jinking into the field down the fitting sooner than smashing an unstoppable angled pressure previous Patricio and into the roof of the online.
Wolves answered neatly to the setback, Raul Jimenez firing extensive after being arrange through Jota, however Eric Dier neglected a great opportunity to increase Spurs’ lead sooner than half-time, hitting the publish after linking up with Dele Alli.
Alli curled a shot simply extensive after the restart however Wolves equalised within the 67th minute.
Jota and Jimenez mixed to tee up Traore and he teased Vertonghen sooner than thumping a formidable pressure past Paulo Gazzaniga from 25 yards.
Wolves regarded likelier to move on and win the sport however Gazzaniga confirmed just right reactions to stay out Romain Saiss’s past due header, a save that proved key.
Eriksen, who had simply changed Lucas, delivered the nook and Vertonghen discovered a pocket of area within the field to lead house the winner.
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Chelsea’s fresh stumbles have opened the door to the highest 4 once more and Vertonghen’s objective strikes Spurs inside 3 issues in their London opponents – who they play subsequent.
Wolves, in the meantime, have been anticipated to seek out this season more difficult as they steadiness home and Ecu commitments. They may be able to believe themselves unfortunate to have slipped clear of the highest 4 – a primary defeat since October in any pageant was once a merciless blow.
Traore continues so as to add finish product
It’s been a just right season for Traore, who has discovered new ranges to his sport regardless of being requested to play other positions. Given room to roam at the appropriate of the Wolves entrance 3, Traore was once a continuing risk and took his objective brilliantly.
Kane remoted in Spurs’ assault
Having scored two times in closing weekend’s rout of Burnley, England captain Kane was once stored quiet this day out. He had a trio of vulnerable penalty appeals rejected and his first try on objective didn’t come till the 77th minute when a tame header was once instantly at Patricio.
What is subsequent?
Wolves pass to suffering Norwich Town on Saturday. The next day to come sees Mourinho’s males host Chelsea in an enormous fit for his or her hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.
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