Wolves orchestrated a stunning comeback against Tottenham, finding the net twice in stoppage time to clinch victory.
Mario Lemina’s decisive goal, expertly assisted by Pablo Sarabia, came in the seventh minute of added time. Sarabia had earlier equalized with a remarkable volley six minutes prior.
Tottenham took an early lead through Brennan Johnson, but Wolves, under the guidance of manager Gary O’Neil, demonstrated persistent attacking intent.
Despite missed chances, including Hwang Hee-chan and Sasa Kalajdzic’s close-range efforts off target, Wolves remained focused on their offensive pursuits.
Tottenham, having suffered a chaotic 4-1 defeat to Chelsea earlier in the week, couldn’t escape further setbacks.
Wolves’ late heroics inflicted back-to-back defeats on Spurs, denying them the chance to claim the top spot in the Premier League after their impressive 10-game unbeaten start to the season.
O’Neill expressed his utmost pride in the coaching group, stating, “It was the proudest moment I’ve had coaching, witnessing their performance against a top side.”
Even if the game had ended 1-0 in favor of Tottenham, O’Neill emphasized his pride in the team’s superiority. At halftime, he conveyed to the players that the scoreline shouldn’t define their performance, acknowledging their dominance.
While trying to mold the team in his image, O’Neill humbly admitted, “I was never good enough to produce a performance like that.
Tottenham, dealing with enforced changes, struggled against Wolves’ relentless pressure.
Manager Ange Postecoglou mentioned challenges due to suspensions and injuries, with Eric Dier making his first start of the season and facing constant Wolves attacks alongside Ben Davies.
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Postecoglou noted a lack of positivity, especially with many players having their first start, resulting in a limited offensive fluency.
Wolves, despite a late comeback, displayed superior attacking promise, recording 17 shots compared to Spurs’ limited attempts.
Despite taking an early lead, Spurs couldn’t capitalize, and their lack of potency in the final third contributed to just one more shot on target.
The defeat marked only the eighth time a Premier League side lost after leading into the 90th minute, leaving Postecoglou disappointed with the late goals but acknowledging the team’s hard work until that point.
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