Wolves 1-2 Tottenham: Late Jan Vertonghen goal seals win for Jose Mourinho's side

Written by on December 15, 2019

Lucas Moura
            </figure><p class="sp-story-body__introduction">Jan Vertonghen scored a dramatic late winner as Tottenham ended Wolves' 11-match unbeaten Premier League run to narrow the gap on the top four with victory at Molineux.</p>

Vertonghen headed in from a corner in injury time, after Wolves’ relentless approach had been rewarded as Adama Traore thumped in a deserved equaliser from the edge of the box midway through the second half.

Following a breathless opening period, Lucas Moura’s mazy run and exquisite finish into the roof of the net had put Tottenham ahead after eight minutes.

Spurs had to withstand intense pressure as Wolves chased an equaliser, but it was they who went closest before half-time as Eric Dier struck the post from Dele Alli’s delightful, dinked pass.

Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga produced an excellent save from Romain Saiss’ header in the closing stages as Jose Mourinho’s visitors hung on, before Vertonghen’s decisive goal.

Victory sees Tottenham climb to fifth, three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea who they face next Sunday (16:30 GMT).

More to follow.

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 11Rui Patrício
  • 32DendonckerBooked at 89mins
  • 16Coady
  • 27SaïssBooked at 75mins
  • 2Doherty
  • 8Neves
  • 28João MoutinhoBooked at 60mins
  • 19Castro OttoBooked at 65mins
  • 37Traoré
  • 9Jiménez
  • 18Jota

Substitutes

  • 5Bennett
  • 7Neto
  • 10Cutrone
  • 21Ruddy
  • 29Vinagre
  • 49Kilman
  • 56Ashley-Seal

Tottenham

  • 22Gazzaniga
  • 24Aurier
  • 6D SánchezBooked at 64mins
  • 4AlderweireldBooked at 69mins
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 17Sissoko
  • 15DierBooked at 77mins
  • 27Lucas MouraSubstituted forEriksenat 89′minutes
  • 20AlliSubstituted forWinksat 90+2′minutes
  • 7Son Heung-MinSubstituted forFoythat 90+2′minutes
  • 10KaneBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 8Winks
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 19R Sessegnon
  • 21Foyth
  • 23Eriksen
  • 29Skipp
  • 41Whiteman
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
31,674

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamTottenham
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2.

Attempt missed. Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Romain Saïss.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Toby Alderweireld.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Juan Foyth replaces Son Heung-Min.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Winks replaces Dele Alli.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2. Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christian Eriksen with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Raúl Jiménez.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Christian Eriksen replaces Lucas Moura.

Booking

Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Jonny (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur).

Attempt missed. Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high following a set piece situation.

Attempt saved. Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross.

Booking

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Moussa Sissoko.

Foul by Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lucas Moura.

Attempt blocked. Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adama Traoré.

Booking

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur).

Attempt saved. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Moura.

Foul by Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

VAR Decision: No card change Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Booking

Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

VAR Decision: No Penalty Tottenham Hotspur.

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Eric Dier tries a through ball, but Son Heung-Min is caught offside.

goal

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