Tottenham Hotspur experienced their first defeat in the League since the North London Derby this afternoon, falling to a 3-1 loss to Wolves.
Spurs took the lead in the first half through a sensational Harry Kane strike, but took their foot off the gas in the second 45.
Wolves took advantage of a lethargic Tottenham end to the game, smashing home three goals in 15 minutes.
Here are five things we learned from the loss:
Tottenham are still outsiders
Tottenham Hotspur proved they are still outsiders for the title this afternoon, rather than out and out contenders. As soon as Spurs had started to edge their way into the conversation, they flung themselves right back out again with a 3-1 loss to newly-promoted Wolves. Liverpool and City remain firm favourites.
Spurs took their foot off the gas
Tottenham played extremely well in the first half, grabbing their goal before dictating play until the break. They then came out as if the game was already won, completely taking their foot off the pedal. They were slower, lazier, more lethargic in their play, the complete opposite of the Tottenham we have seen in the past few weeks.
Winks and Sissoko are tired
Pochettino has had his hand forced a little when it comes to central midfielders. With injuries to Dier, Dembele, and Wanyama, the duo of Winks and Sissoko have been forced to play near enough every game over the festive period. In the second half today they really did seem to be feeling it in their legs.
Missing strength on the bench
1-0 up against a good side with half an hour to go. Ideally Pochettino would have wanted to solidify that midfield with some strong players, such as the injured names above. Spurs are missing those key men to close important games out at the minute, and are instead relying on attacking flair alone to win matches, which wasn’t quite there today.
Wolves are a threat
Wolves have now taken points off five of the top six in the league and will surely be a big threat in the Premier League for years to come. There is no shame in losing to a good side, but Spurs handed it to the promoted side today.
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