3/11/2018 7:45 pm
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Neves (pen 68), Jimenez (pen 79)||Lamela (27), Lucas Moura (30), Harry Kane (61)|
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino took his side to newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier this evening for a pathetic Sky inspired 7.45 kickoff at the Molineux.
On the back of a solid EFL Cup win over West Ham United in midweek at the London Stadium, Spurs did go into this one in good confidence given our overall start to life in 2018/19 but Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama were ruled out ahead of the game and won’t be back before the end of the November international break.
Fans would’ve been pleased to see Juan Foyth maintain his place in the starting XI and to have seen young Oliver Skipp on the substitutes bench once more.
The first half saw Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura give us a two goal lead, and Harry Kane made it three just after the hour mark. Complacency or Wolves stepped up saw two penalty decisions go their way in the final 45 and it was a tenser final ten minutes.
We held on though and the game ended as tight as most though it would. Fantastic for the neutral and I imagine fans of both sides will have similar gripes and positives really after that, but three points are three points and I’m focusing on that and not the penalties.