Wolves stun Tottenham with late comeback

Tottenham’s unbeaten run in the Premier League came to an end as Wolves snatched a stunning win with two late goals.

The Wolves turned the game around in injury time at Molineux, with Mario Lemina scoring the winner in the seventh minute of added time. He slotted the ball into the far corner after a clever pass by Pablo Sarabia.

Sarabia had equalised six minutes earlier with a brilliant finish, lifting the ball over himself and volleying it into the net.

Spurs had bounced back from their 4-1 thrashing by Chelsea on Monday by taking the lead on Saturday through Brennan Johnson, who tapped in a Pedro Porro cross.

But Spurs’ lead was short-lived, and Wolves dominated the game with their high-intensity pressing and attacking flair, creating numerous chances.

The Wolves wasted several opportunities, with Hwang Hee-chan and Sasa Kaladjzic failing to hit the target from close range, but they never gave up on their offensive ambition.

Tottenham paid the price for Wolves’ late surge as they suffered consecutive defeats, missing the chance to go top of the table.

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou had to deal with a number of enforced changes, and his makeshift side struggled to cope with the relentless Wolves pressure.

Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie were suspended after being sent off on Monday, while Micky van de Ven and James Maddison were injured.

Eric Dier, making his first start of the season, had to face a constant barrage of Wolves attacks with his central defensive partner Ben Davies, who returned from an ankle injury, and they could not keep their defensive solidity for the whole game.

The Wolves left it late to get back into the game, but they were the more threatening side in attack, having 17 shots.

Spurs could not capitalise on their early advantage, with their lack of creativity in the final third resulting in only one more shot on target.

It was only the eighth time a Premier League side has lost after leading going into the 90th minute.

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  1. It is always a tough game here and Wolves were always going to come on strong but we probably ran out of a bit of legs at the end there ,Postecoglou said. “That is understandable. A lot of those guys haven’t played and they scored a couple of good goals. Hard one for us to take but is what it is.

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