Tottenham boost European hopes with win over Wolves


Harry Kane scores
Harry Kane has now scored 22 Premier League goals this term

Tottenham boosted their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League with a comfortable Premier League win over Wolves.

Spurs, who are five points adrift of a top-four place, leapfrog West Ham into sixth on goal difference, with Everton, who play later on Sunday, three points further back.

It was a deserved victory for the hosts who hit the woodwork three times after creating a number of excellent chances.

Harry Kane, who saw an early effort cannon off the left-hand post, set Spurs on their way, calmly slotting in the opener from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s superb pass on the stroke of half-time.

While Wolves carried a threat on the break they were forced to ride their luck at times, with Kane and Dele Alli both hitting the right-hand post within seconds of each other.

And Hojbjerg unsurprisingly doubled Spurs’ advantage, reacting first after Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio had parried a Gareth Bale effort to slide the ball into the bottom right corner.

Romain Saiss, Adama Traore and Fabio Silva all had good opportunities to reply for the visitors, but not for the first time this season it was a frustrating day in front of goal for Wolves, who remain 12th in the table.

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Tottenham Hotspur

  1. Squad number8Player nameWinks
  2. Squad number17Player nameSissoko
  3. Squad number28Player nameNdombele

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. Squad number11Player nameRui Patrício

  2. Squad number2Player nameHoever

  3. Squad number16Player nameCoady

  4. Squad number27Player nameSaïss

  5. Squad number22Player nameNélson Semedo

  6. Squad number28Player nameJoão Moutinho

  7. Squad number32Player nameDendoncker

  8. Squad number37Player nameTraoré

  9. Squad number20Player nameVitinha

  10. Squad number18Player nameGibbs-White

  11. Squad number17Player nameFábio Silva

  1. Squad number8Player nameRúben Neves

  2. Squad number12Player nameWillian José

  3. Squad number60Player nameCorbeanu

Line-ups

Tottenham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lloris
  • 25TangangaBooked at 86mins
  • 4Alderweireld
  • 15Dier
  • 3Reguilón
  • 18Lo CelsoSubstituted forWinksat 69′minutes
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 9BaleSubstituted forSissokoat 89′minutes
  • 20AlliSubstituted forNdombeleat 82′minutes
  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 10Kane

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 8Winks
  • 11Lamela
  • 12Hart
  • 17Sissoko
  • 23Bergwijn
  • 27Lucas Moura
  • 28Ndombele

Wolves

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 11Rui Patrício
  • 2Hoever
  • 16Coady
  • 27Saïss
  • 22Nélson Semedo
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 37Traoré
  • 20VitinhaSubstituted forDa Silvaat 63′minutes
  • 18Gibbs-WhiteSubstituted forNevesat 73′minutes
  • 17Fábio SilvaSubstituted forCorbeanuat 82′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Aït-Nouri
  • 5Marçal
  • 8Neves
  • 12Da Silva
  • 15Boly
  • 21Ruddy
  • 39Cundle
  • 49Kilman
  • 60Corbeanu

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