Keen to prove a point and return to winning ways after their unbeaten start to the season was ended against Chelsea last time out, Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham Hotspur side travelled to Molineux on Saturday.
WOL: Sá; Gomes, Dawson, Kilman; Aït-Nouri, Gomes, Lemina, Bellegarde, Semedo; Cunha, Hwang
TOT: Vicario; Emerson, Davies, Dier, Porro; Sarr, Bissouma, Højbjerg; Johnson, Son, Kulusevski
Monday’s defeat had certainly put a dampener on the mood in North London, and coupled with the news that James Maddison and Micky van de Ven will be out until 2024 with their respective injuries, Saturday’s match in the Midlands would be a test of character for the Lilywhites.
They flew out of the traps, with Brennan Johnson finding the back of the net after just three minutes as he latched onto Pedro Porro’s pass – but their flying start would soon be negated by a prolonged period of dominance from the hosts.Embed from Getty Images
Had Hwang Hee-chan and Sasa Kalajdzic remembered to bring their shooting boots, the scoreline could have quite easily swung in Wolves’ favour – but as the ninety minute mark approached, the three points would be heading to the capital with Postecoglou’s men.
That was until Pablo Sarabia arrived on the scene in the 91st minute, restoring parity in style with a flicked-up volley.
Yet the hosts weren’t content to settle for a point, and as the clock continued to tick, so did the scoreboard. Having netted the equaliser himself, Sarabia teed up Mario Lemina for a late winner – with the latter slotting home into the far corner to cue euphoric celebrations at Molineux.Embed from Getty Images
The upcoming international break sees a pause in domestic competitions, but Tottenham will return to action when they host Aston Villa on November 26th, while Wolves will travel to Fulham’s Craven Cottage the following day.