Tottenham were on the right side of the football scores for the second match in a row as they beat Wolves 1-0 at Molineux. The hosts were the better side but once again could not convert the numerous chances they had. Harry Kane was named on the bench by manager Nuno Espirito Santo on his return to his old club.
Dele Alli scored the only goal from the penalty spot when he was brought down by goalkeeper Jose Sa. Wolves themselves were denied a penalty when Nelson Semedo was brought down in the penalty area a few minutes later. The hosts missed two easy chances with Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore both missing them.
Wolves: Sa (6), Semedo (7), Coady (7), Kilman (7), Marcal (7), Moutinho (7), Saiss (7), Neves (7), Trincao (7), Jimenez (7), Traore (8).
Subs used: Dendoncker (6), Silva (n/a), Ait Nouri (n/a).
Tottenham: Lloris (7), Tanganga (6), Sanchez (6), Dier (6), Reguilon (7), Hojbjerg (7), Skipp (6), Moura (5), Alli (6), Bergwijn (7), Son (6).
Subs used: Lo Celso (6), Kane (6), Winks (n/a).
Man of the match: Adama Traore.
Wolves manager Bruno Lage: “The way we played the game, the chances we created, we had 25 chances to score one goal. We’ve created 42 in the last two games – I’m unhappy about the result but confident about the work we are doing and with the way we play, the future will be good.”
Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo: “We were relentless, compact, solid, a unit, everybody helping each other. It was tough, from minute one until the last minute, but we defended very well. In terms of attitude, I’m very proud. When you are not able to do a lot of things, you throw yourself in front of the ball and do what you have to do and do what we came here for.”
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