Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Tottenham Hotspur - Football Match Report

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Tottenham Hotspur - Football Match Report

Harry Kane's eighth goal of the season gave the visitors a 3-0 lead before they almost crumbled under intense pressure from the hosts.

Erik Lamela burst into the penalty area before rolling his shot under home goalkeeper Rui Patricio to open the scoring.

DF Kieran Trippier, 5 - Delivered a fine half-volleyed cross for Lucas' goal, but cancelled that out at the other end when his attempt to nutmeg an opponent in a unsafe area led to Wolves' first penalty.

The tide would have turned after the restart if not for Hugo Lloris, whose trio of fine saves took on extra significance as Kane fired in at the second attempt following Lamela's lead-up work.

The defender, who represented England at the World Cup in the summer, was at fault for the first penalty when he cheaply gave the ball away before Foyth made a rash challenge.

78- Goal! Neves again from the penalty spot!

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DF Davinson Sanchez, N/R - Came on at 3-2 to reinforce a vulnerable rearguard and helped his side to crawl over the line. Ruben Neves stepped up and calmly converted the spot-kick to reduce the deficit.

Tottenham lost Mousa Dembele to an early injury and struggled to settle in the opening 15 minutes, although the Belgian's replacement Son Heung-min played a role in both goals as Spurs hit Wolves with a quickfire double against the run of play. Lucas with an emphatic header!

Tottenham travel to Wolves this evening in a 7.45pm kick-off, before a crucial Champions League tie with PSV Eindhoven this Tuesday at Wembley.

It was a starting league debut to forget for centre-back Foyth as he single-handedly offered Wolves a way back into a match that seemed beyond their reach. After making a solid start to the season momentum has slowed down for the Midlands club with defeats to Everton and Brighton.

Now in fifth, five points off Premier League-leading Manchester City, Spurs are away to Wolverhampton this Saturday.

However, Tottenham will face a resolute Wolves outfit who've made a solid start to life back in the top flight with Nuno Espirito Santo's side sitting tenth in the table having picked up 15 points so far. In truth, Tottenham has been winning games this season without the same flair that they had been last season. "Today he was fantastic on the pitch, to praise him isn't enough, the effort was fantastic". Alli is likely to play some part in the game on Saturday, however, Eric Dier has been ruled out till after the worldwide break with an injury.