Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves


Toby versus Raul
By Wolves
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.

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Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Wolves (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 12:17

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Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 13:00

Expecting another wholehearted effort today but fear the quality gap is too great to envisage coming away with any points.

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 14:27

So... three changes for today's match, which include the return of Ruben Neves to midfield, playing alongside Leander Dendoncker who makes his first PL start. Morgan Gibbs-White drops to the bench to be replaced by Cavaleiro. Line-up:

Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Neves, Dendoncker, Jonny, Cavaleiro, Jimenez, Traore

Subs: Ruddy, Saiss, Vinagre, Gibbs-White, Moutinho, Costa, Bonatini

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 14:56

Quote:
Lupinehowler
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

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 15:00

Sissiko runs into Leander hurting him, and our esteemed referee Stuart Atwell gives it Spurs way!!

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 15:01

Leander OK

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 15:03

Good build up play, first shot of the game from Son is wide

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 15:09

Wolves should have had a penalty for hand ball

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 15:14

Ben Davies booked for foul on Doc, free kick headed over by RB

Good save by Rui, then even better block by CC

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 15:17

Superb left foot shot from outside area by Kane puts them ahead out of nothing

Spurs 1 Wolves 0



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Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 15:21

Traore effective so far

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 15:25

Son tries to copy Kane, but just past goal. Spurs' passing is sublime at times

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 15:26

Great play from Traore & Raul to get a corner. Comes out Neves but he shoots wide from outside area

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 15:31

Excellent defensive play by CC

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 15:37

Erickson trips Traore & gets a yellow card.

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 15:40

More good defending by CC. Wolves doing their best to attack when they have chance

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 15:41

Two added minutes at end of first half

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 15:47

How's Dendoncker doing?

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 15:48

Half time and Spurs lead through a moment of pure quality from Harry Kane MBE, an excellent left footed shot curled in - Patricio got a hand to it but had little chance of keeping it out.
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

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: wolverina (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 15:54

Hi everyone - just been to see Mary Poppins - thought the magic might rub off!! Well 0-1, which I suppose isn't too bad - so far! Sounds like they are giving it a go. Fingers crossed for a draw?

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:00

Underway again, no changes to either side. Trippier hurt by an aerial challenge from Cavaleiro

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:00

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Wolves!

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:07

Good play from Wolves & Traore earns a corner.

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:08

Good defending by Auldewerald to deny Raul

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:10

Costa on for Traore. Injury?

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:10

Traore struggling with possible injury so replaced by Costa, a shame for him as he has probably played his best so far



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Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:17

Neves frees up Cavaleiro but Sanchez gets back on him in a flash to stop him

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:21

Good break by Costa but Cav's shot Sky high. Joao replaces Dendoncker & Lucas replaces Alli for Spurs

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:24

Goal to Wolves header from Willy Boly
Spurs 1 Wolves 1

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: wolverina (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:27

Boly!!!!!!!!!

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:27

Sounds as if we are currently the better team. Keep pressing boys.

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:30

I didn't see the goal very clearly but I think it was from a corner. Play much more even so far this half.

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:33

Har earned corner wasted by Wolves playing it short & giving it away. Spurs mounting the pressure now.
Kane booked for a dive!!

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: wolverina (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:36

OMG - !!!

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:36

Jimenez!!!!! Slots it into the corner for his first away goal!
Spurs 1 Wolves 2

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:37

1-3 Costa!!!!!!

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:37

MGW replaces Cav. Make a name for yourself young man!!

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: wolverina (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:40

Thank you Mary Poppins!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:40

Costa released by Doc and takes it on to score his first goal of the season!!
Spurs 1 Wolves 3 - exactly the opposite of my forecast, but who gives a sh1te!!

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:43

Kane refused a penalty - resolute defending by Wolves
5 minute as added time



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Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: wolverina (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:44

Wish the ref would blow!!!

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:44

Headed goal attempt by MGW. Commentators saying Rui has had nothing to do this half!!

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: wolverina (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:47

Fantastic result - need a stiff G and T! Can't wait for MOTD!!

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:49

Wolves fans cheering every pass as they ran down the clock.fantastic result and really well played in the second half. What a game
Spurs 1 Wolves 3

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: wolverina (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:51

Happy New Year to you all - now, where's that gin....

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:53

Happy New Year Wolverina. What an afternoon. Cardi=ff even win at Leicester!! Bizarre
That's the most goals Spurs have conceded in a PL Game this season!

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Andy Fincher (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:54

Unfuckingbelievable. Fantastic. Don't know what to say. Hopefully this gives Costa some confidence.

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 16:59

What a result!

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Andy Fincher (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 17:05

Sounds as though Coady had a stormer.

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 17:10

FANTASTIC.

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: irishwolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 19:26

What a fantastic result... especially after going behind.....
The Spurs dream of a premiership title was short lived lol.

How was Mary Poppins Wolverina???

Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: BULL SHAT MOXI (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2018 19:50

Doing@#$%&in prediction league wrong again just put palace down for a win at this rate we could be in Europe



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Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 30/12/2018 00:27

What a win.

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!



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Re: Match Thread: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 30/12/2018 12:07

Quote:
Andy Fincher
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!!

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