Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Toby versus Raul
December 29 2018
Wolves travel to Wembley today for their second consecutive away game in four days, with the somewhat duanting task of facing Spurs, who currently sit second in the Premiership
Mauricio Pochettino's team have been scoring for fun lately, securing eleven goals in their last two games whilst only conceding two. Nuno Espirito Santa knows that his defenders will have their work cut out trying to contain the Spurs attack having conceded three goals at Molineux and only replying through penalties. It appears Diogo Jota will still be missing due to his hamstring injury, whilst Wolves fans will wait to see whether Ruben Neves is reintroduced after sitting out the Fulham game, considering the widely applauded midfield performances by Joao Moutinho and Romain Saiss.pqs: qs:
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Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Neves, Dendoncker, Jonny, Cavaleiro, Jimenez, Traore
Subs: Ruddy, Saiss, Vinagre, Gibbs-White, Moutinho, Costa, Bonatini
Expecting another wholehearted effort today but fear the quality gap is too great to envisage coming away with any points.
I think you're probably right Lupine, but let's hope we produce a meritable performance
Good save by Rui, then even better block by CC
Spurs 1 Wolves 0
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Wolves have threatened quite well, but Spurs play a high line at the back & it makes it difficult for our midfield.
Dendocker looks comfortable alongside Neves, and Traore & Raul have worked well together up front.
Connor Coady defending exceptionally well once again, but Rui has been sloppy at times.
Spurs extremely fluid in their passing and movement, so I don't expect a repeat of the Chelsea result but at least we are still in the game
Spurs 1 Wolves 0
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Spurs 1 Wolves 1
Kane booked for a dive!!
Spurs 1 Wolves 2
Spurs 1 Wolves 3 - exactly the opposite of my forecast, but who gives a sh1te!!
5 minute as added time
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Spurs 1 Wolves 3
That's the most goals Spurs have conceded in a PL Game this season!
The Spurs dream of a premiership title was short lived lol.
How was Mary Poppins Wolverina???
What a bloody win!
Make no mistake, no fluke today or anything resembling it!
A complete and utter privilege to be there.
Spurs, to be honest, were the better side first half and you could only admire the pure quality of Kanes goal. It was a cracker!
However if ever the phrase, a game of two halves (Jimmy Greaves circa 1988 or so) was invented for a match, then it was today!
Second half we were simply magnificent. At Wembley. Yes, Wembley, the first time since the Sherpa Van Trophy, we were magnificent. The main problem being that I was stuck in with the Spurs fans! How I ever managed to control my emotions I’ll never know but within reason I did however those close to my seat had no doubt what and who I was!
We completely controlled the second 45. We were incredible, superb ans superior! By 70 minutes, I was worried. All this great play and nothing to show for it. I needn’t have fretted!
Wonderful. Exquisit. Outstanding! And I was there!
UTW! I bloody luv ‘um!
Sounds as though Coady had a stormer.
Andy - Coady had a great game, and unfortunately the MoTD version of the game failed to highlight it. He made a superb block to prevent a goal in the first half, but overall it is his reading of the game and calm interventions and solid tackles that are so impressive plus his passing out to our wings.
Alan Shearer did heap praise on Willy Boly - rightfully. I thought he had a superb game, again being so calm in possession and distribution, plus of course the way he directed his header for the goal after Spurs overlooked the threat he poses at set pieces.
A word also for our front two. I thought Traore probably had his best game for us yet, making several threatening runs, some of which had good final balls!! He still goes to ground too easily for my liking, but he appeared to be enjoying the game y'day, and it was a shame when he needed to go off with a possible injury. Jimenez had another really good game too. He covers so much of the pitch and I think a lot of his work goes unnoticed. He does his share of defending and is becoming quite skilled at holding the ball up and bring the rest of the attack into play. He really deserved his goal and took it with aplomb.
The whole team deserved real credit for the win yesterday, Neves was excellent, and full marks to Costa for taking his first goal of the season so coolly.
I was absolutely delighted for Ivybridge Wolf to be there and witness such a good win - we spoke earlier in the week and neither of us expected to get anything out of the match in truth!!