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Wolverhampton puts an end to Tottenham’s great winning streak



Raúl Jiménez celebrates the second goal of Wolverhampton. AFP

Everything surrounding Tottenham was happiness. Five victories in the last five games made the ‘Spurs’ the top Premier League team in form. The last two goals against Everton (2-6) and Bournemouth (5-0) instilled respect and had boosted the Pochettino to second place. A state of euphoria that was shattered by Wolverhampton who won 1-3 at Wembley.

A victory that, to tell the truth, could not be seen coming. Even less when Kane overtook Tottenham in the 22nd minute with a great goal. Received on the right side of the big area, broke through to shoot the left foot and beat Rui Patrício, who had already made two good saves, with a shot that stayed near the square. A target that allows him to equal Aubameyang (13 goals) in the table of top scorers.

Tottenham began to see the ears of the ‘wolf’ when Boly, head in the 72nd, finished impeccably a corner kick by Moutinho . The French central, curiously, already scored in the 1-1 against Manchester City.

The newly promoted Wolverhampton , who had already beaten Chelsea (2-1) and tied with Arsenal (1-1) and Manchester United (1-1), increased their reputation when Raúl Jiménez scored 1-2 in the 83 ‘ with a low shot that’ snuck ‘next to the Lloris pole strain.

Tottenham was unable to react. What’s more, the ‘noise’ of the Wolves fans were heard in an almost empty Wembley when Hélder Costa tipped the ‘Spurs’. The former Del Dépor, who had replaced an active Adama Traoré, received a long pass from Doherty and beat Lloris hand in hand to score the final 1-3.

A triumph that places seventh Wolverhampton of Nuno and Jonny Castro, also titular. Only the ‘Big Six’ teams surpass him. Tottenham, meanwhile, expected a stumble City against Southampton to maintain second place.