Tottenham fell to a 3-1 defeat to Wolves at Wembley on Saturday afternoon as they wasted a golden opportunity to put pressure on Liverpool at the top of the table. Going into the game Spurs were 6 points behind the league leaders and could have bought the lead down to 3 before Liverpool kicked off against Arsenal.
However, Spurs crumbled to a defeat while Liverpool blitzed Arsenal, thus going 9 points clear of Spurs and effectively ending Tottenham’s title hopes.
Spurs began the game in terrific fashion as they created several opportunities in the first half hour and deservedly took the lead through a Harry Kane piledriver. The second half was a different story, however, as Spurs backed off and Wolves started enjoying more of the ball.
Nuno Espírito Santo’s side eventually broke through courtesy of a header from Willy Boly, and as Spurs went in search of a late winner, Wolves counter attacked with devastating effect scoring two more through Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa.
It was not just Spurs title chances that Wolves effectively ended, but also the North London club’s impressive record against newly promoted sides. Going into this game, Spurs had won all of their last 39 games again newly promoted sides.
While everyone would have thought that it would become 40 today after the end of the first half, Wolves proved that at this level you can’t afford to take your foot off the gas, as the opposition will punish you.
Today certainly was a harsh wake-up call for the Tottenham squad.
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