Published: Sun, December 30, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Tottenham 1 Wolves 3: Spurs slip up in title chase

Tottenham 1 Wolves 3: Spurs slip up in title chase

Leicester was coming off impressive back-to-back wins over Chelsea and Manchester City.

Harry Kane gave the home side the lead with a wonderful strike midway through the first half and Spurs - after scoring 11 goals in their last two matches - might have expected to kick on and subject Wolves to another hammering.

"We have achieved something very special in getting to the Premier League and it has been a very special year".

Spurs picked up where they left off against Bournemouth and went on the attack early, with Son Hueng-Min shooting just wide before Christian Eriksen's curling effort brought a spectacular save out of Rui Patricio, who tipped on to the crossbar.

The in-form Son Heung-min, with four goals in his previous two league games, was a constant threat with his pace and tried his luck from distance in the eighth minute after patient build-up play.

'It's a shame that we couldn't win today.

The equaliser came in the 72nd minute after a period of pressure from Wolves earned a corner.

However, the hosts failed to build on their lead before the break and were caught out by Wolves' improvement after the break when Boly rose highest to meet Joao Moutinho's corner.

The slow-tempo feel to the match continued into the opening stages of the second half, with the first notable piece of action arriving 25 minutes from time when Davinson Sanchez produced a good challenge to prevent Ivan Cavaleiro from racing in behind - a sign of things to come.

Kane was booked for diving as Spurs poured forward looking for an victor but Wolves scored again when Jimenez struck the ball right-footed from the centre of the box past Lloris in the 83rd minute.

Pochettino dismissed suggestions this defeat will heighten the impression that Spurs lack the bottle to win the league.

In the Scottish Premiership, Ryan Jack scored the only goal as Rangers defeated Celtic in the Old Firm derby to move level on points with Brendan Rodgers' side at the top of the table.

Tottenham Hotspur's ambitions of chasing leaders Liverpool for the title got a major knock after suffering late goals to down 3-1 in a shock defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday evening. In comparison, they lost seven games during the entire 2017/18 campaign.

- 47 per cent of Tottenham's goals in the Premier League this season have been scored in the month of December (20/43).

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