Wolves Stun Tottenham in Second Half Comeback
It was a surprise second half comeback for Wolves as they stunned Tottenham at Wembley. Second half goals from Willy Boly, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa ensured that Tottenham hopes of closing the gap between them and Liverpool were dented. Harry Kane had put the Spurs ahead in the 22nd minute but Wolves second half master class ensured that that was the only goal they would score in their final game of the year.
Spurs invited pressure on themselves and conceded three goals in the space of 15 minutes to remain six points adrift of leaders Liverpool, who have a game in hand to play.
Wolves, the first side to take points off Tottenham at Wembley since October, are now in seventh with their eighth win of a memorable first campaign back in the top flight.
Going in search of a seventh successive win under the famous arch, Tottenham started well and came close through shots from Son Heung-Min and Kieran Trippier, the latter testing Rui Patricio with his free kick from 25 yards. On the whole however, the pace of the game was slow until Boly's second half header.
Joao Moutinho's corner was right on the money as Boly climbed highest and guided it past Hugo Lloris
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.
Jimenez picked up possession on the edge of the box, squeezed the ball through Trippier's legs and into the bottom corner.
Wanderers' fourth away league win in 10 outings this term was sealed by Costa, who was slipped in behind by Matt Doherty and tucked the ball past Lloris with a fine finish after Tottenham committed too many men forward.
Tottenham had a strong penalty shout rejected for a shove on Kane in added time, but ultimately it was their decision to sit back and protect their slender lead that cost them the chance to close the gap on Liverpool.