Wolverhampton Wanderers bite Spurs at the Molineux

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    Action got underway at the Molineux as Wolverhampton Wanderers battled Tottenham Hotspur at the West Midlands. 

    Tottenham Hotspur kicked off action against Julien Lopetegui’s side who were looking to rewrite their wrongs of the mid-week where they lost against Liverpool. 

    The Lilywhites were also eyeing to get back to their victorious form in the Premier League after losing to Sheffield United on Wednesday.

    How the battle between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur went

    Both sides made it difficult for themselves for long durations in the game as they locked their defenses and were impregnable to opposition attacks and threats. 

    Pedro Porro in between two players of Wolverhampton Wanderers

    The best chance before half of the hour mark fell to Dejan Kulusevski, after a pass from Heung Min Son who tried to curl one into the far corner, but Sa saved the blushes of his side tipping the resultant shot wide. 

    On the twenty-eight (28) minute, Diego Costa was stretched off the pitch on a stretcher after picking up an injury and he was substituted for Raul Jiminez. 

    Harry Kane was basically rendered redundant for most spells in the first half after players of Wolverhampton Wanderers kept him quiet. 

    With five minutes to go in the first half, an excellent chance fell to the path of Ivan Perisic after a looping free-kick from Heung Min Son found the Croatian international in the box. 

    However, Ivan Perisic’s diving header was parried away to safety by Sa for a corner to Tottenham Hotspur. 

    Heung Min Son, on the forty-fourth (4th) was one-on-one with the goalkeeper of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sa but he fired his shot high and over the bar. Although, it wouldn’t have been awarded as Son was offside. 

    The referee added eight (8) minutes as additional time in the first half and before the interval Ruben Neves picked up the first yellow card in the game for a foul on Ivan Perisic. 

    Pedro Porro hit a free-kick sublimely but it strikes the bar and went out of play, Jose Sa was truly beaten but he has his friends between the sticks to thank for saving him.

    It ended nill-nill at half-time with both sides having plenty to think about and plans to make so as to strategise on the best way forward in the second half. 

    Nathan Collins replaced Pedro Neto for the second half alongside Adama Traore coming on for Mario Lemina as Julen Lopetegui tweaked his side ahead of the second half. 

    The second half offered much from both sides as they understood the assignment and the job needed to accomplish it. 

    Heung Min Son hit the bar on the fourty-seventh (47th) minute making it the second time, Spurs are striking the bar. 

    Harry Kane played the ball wide to find Son who ran into the box doing some nifty footwork on the sidelines before hitting the ball but his strike bounces off the crossbar. 

    Heung Min Son alongside a player of Wolves

    Dejan Kulusevski picked up a yellow card after fouling Jonny of Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

    Adama Traore created a great chance for Wolverhampton Wanderers as he sets up a magnificent cross from the touchline to Raul Jiminez who nods it to the corner of the net. 

    However, Fraser Forster went swiftly to the ground to parry it away to safety for Tottenham Hotspur, Julien Lopetegui’s side were the better side for much spells in the second half and they found the breakthrough through as Traore found the back of the net on the 82nd minute. 

    Joao Moutinho came on for Matheus Nunes and Matheus Cunha replaced Pablo Sarabia on the sixty-seventh (67th) minute. 

    For Tottenham Hotspur, Lucas Moura came onto the pitch for Dejan Kulusevski, Pedro Porro was substituted for Emerson Royal. 

    On the 85th minute, Richarlison came on to give much firepower for Spurs upfront as he replaced Ben Davies. 

    Tottenham Hotspur’s record of not losing at the Molineux was put to bed as Julien Lopetegui’s side recorded a victory for the first time against Tottenham Hotspur since 2010 at their home ground.

    Raul Jiminez had a late chance with the ball being tucked into the net after a Semedo miss-kick but VAR chalked of the goal. 

    Nevertheless, Wolverhampton Wanderers were remarkable in the second half and they rightfully won the game. 

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