Wolverhampton Wanderers surprised Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 with stoppage-time targets from Pablo Sarabia and Mario Lemina on Saturday, thwarting the customer in its bid to reclaim prime spot within the Premier League desk.
Gary O’Neil’s resolution to deliver on Sarabia as a late substitute paid off handsomely because the Spaniard scored the equaliser within the 91st minute and supplied the go for the 97th-minute winner.
The outcome left Spurs second within the standings behind Manchester City, whereas Wolves climbed to twelfth forward of the weekend’s different fixtures.
“It is an amazing feeling, we’ve been pushing so hard. We deserve this game,” Lemina advised TNT Sports.
“We had the best tactics to play against them and we showed it today. I scored the winner and I’m really happy.”
Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou was pressured to discipline a makeshift again 4 attributable to accidents and suspensions, with the one common within the beginning lineup being Pedro Porro.
But the suitable again made an impression inside three minutes when he mixed with Dejan Kulusevski to cross the ball into the field and arrange 22-year-old Brennan Johnson for a tap-in from shut vary – his first objective for the membership.
The first half had end-to-end motion regardless of an absence of clear-cut possibilities and Wolves’ finest alternative got here after the half-hour mark when Lemina pressured a nice reflex save from Spurs keeper Guglielmo Vicario.
Wolves performed positively within the second half, with Jean-Ricner Bellegarde and Rayan Ait-Nouri efficiently taking up gamers with the ball a number of occasions, however they lacked the standard within the closing third to provide an equaliser.
Hwang Hee-Chan and Sasa Kalajdzic each noticed efforts go huge as Spurs clung to their benefit, however Sarabia lastly gave the house facet an equaliser within the 91st minute when he expertly managed Matheus Cunha’s cross and volleyed dwelling from an angle.
With a draw on the playing cards, Wolves took a fast free kick within the 97th minute and Lemina timed his run completely to get on the top of Sarabia’s go to stroke the ball into the underside nook for all three factors.
“It is always a tough game here. Wolves are always going to come on strong and we ran out of legs at the end,” Postecoglou stated.
“It is understandable, a lot of those guys haven’t played. They scored a couple of good goals, a hard one to take.”