Spurs stunned by Wolves as Fulham, Cardiff secure vital wins

Virginia Santiago
December 30, 2018

"But in the second half maybe we started to feel that the game was over and when you start to feel the game is over and you play in the way that you play, you start to decide in a wrong way". They played so deep, chasing us, we didn't concede one chance.

"What can I say, Sonny is doing a fantastic job for the team", said Pochettino. "Now we need to move on and be sure we are ready for the next game".

Tottenham had failed to register a single shot between the start of the second half and Boly's leveller, and there was a further blow to come before full time.

Spurs have been touted as realistic title challengers in recent weeks and their thumping victories over Everton and Bournemouth only enhanced that view.

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Spurs took the lead with a Harry Kane pile-driver in the first half but the visitors staged a ferocious comeback through Willy Boly, Raul Jimenez and substitute Helder Costa. If you see my comments always it's about being humble.

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.

Spurs had looked like piling the pressure on leaders Liverpool in the Premier League title race after Harry Kane celebrated his new year MBE in style with a brilliant first-half strike.

"You need to play 95 minutes your best".

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"We conceded the first goal and the last 20 minutes was tough for the team to find energy, to be competitive, or to try to win the game", said Spurs boss Pochettino. The Portugal global provided the assist for Boly's equaliser and gave Wolves a much-needed calm head in the middle of the park, with the visitors having been exposed on the counter-attack on a number of occasions prior to his arrival.

However, he skipped global duty in November and Spurs instantly saw an upturn in his form as Son netted the first of seven Premier League goals this season against Chelsea on November 24.

Wolves are firmly in the mid-table of the Premier League, in 10th place despite only having picked up one point from their last two matches. We miss that fresh energy that we needed to find the second goal. "Different things could have happened with Everton or Bournemouth but I think for me we killed the games, and then we managed the game".

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