Wolverhampton Wanderers put a stop to Tottenham Hotspur’s surge for a Premier League title with a 3-1 win.
Wolverhampton Wanderers pulled off the extraordinary, as once again Nuno Espirito Santo continued his wonderful record against the top six sides since promoted to the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino went into the game with more to lose, having leap frogged Manchester City into second place and six points behind Liverpool. However, the white Lily’s have only made the Merseyside reds fixture against Arsenal quite easy with the lose to Wolverhampton wanderers.
First half goal from Harry Kane had Tottenham in the driving seat, but it all seemed to end 30 minutes from time, when Wolverhampton turned up the heat and in a matter of minutes, brought Spurs crashing down to their very knees.
Spurs only needed 22 minutes to take the lead as Harry Kane’s spectacular long range shot beat Rui Patricio and found the net to see Tottenham finish the first half with a one goal lead.
However, Wolves never gave up and fought back. Despite leaving it late, it was a memorable one from the wanderers. Willy Boly headed home a first from Joao Moutinho’s cross in the 72nd minute to equalize for the Wolves.
The wanderers then turned the game around with two more goals in the 83rd and 87th minute to leave Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham Hotspur shell shocked and in dismay. Raul Jimenez put the second through the legs of Alderweireld and into the net, before Helder Costa then put the match beyond doubt as he converted another from Doherty’s through ball.
The win not only dents Tottenham Hotspur’s surge to a possible Premier League title, but could see the white Lily’s lose their second place to Manchester City and also see them fall further behind League leaders Liverpool who play Arsenal.
Nuno Espirito Santo
“The second half was really really good. We managed possession, had chances and goals.”
“We had a lot of belief after the equaliser, I would have said a draw was a good result, but I cannot control the emotions of the boys if they see space in front of them.”
“It is good for the dressing room but to play like this at Wembley – the home of football – is the big thing.”
“We have achieved something very special in getting to the Premier league and it has been a very special year.”
“These are games we are expected to win, especially at home we should be winning, Sports after the game. ‘Yeah, it’s disappointing.”
“It’s a shame that we couldn’t win today. They put the pressure on and we didn’t keep the ball well enough whenever we had it we lost possession.”
“Just needed a little bit more emphasis to go forward. We’ve only got ourselves to blame.”
“We’ve got another game in a few days that we have to dust off and get ready for.”
“It’s a shame we finished the year the way we have. It’s been a good year for club and country. This one hurts, but we have got to go into the New Year and try and get back too winning ways.”