Wolves 3-3 Tottenham

Doyle 20′ 41′
Fletcher 87′
Defoe 30′ 35′
Pavlyuchenko 48′

Barclays Premier League – 6th March 2011 – KO 16:00 – Ground: Molineux Stadium

Steven Fletcher grabbed a late equaliser as Wolves rescued a 3-3 draw from an entertaining clash with Tottenham.

On a day when both clubs paid tribute to former defender Dean Richards, who died last weekend following a long battle with illness, there was no shortage of drama at Molineux once Wolves frontman Kevin Doyle nodded a Nenad Milijas cross past Heurelho Gomes on 20 minutes.

Spurs responded in style and Jermain Defoe levelled on the half-hour mark, firing past Wayne Hennessey from 20 yards, and the striker then gave the visitors the lead five minutes later by curling home after Luka Modric’s initial effort had been blocked.

Their joy was short-lived as Doyle slotted home a penalty five minutes before half time after Milijas was hauled back by Alan Hutton, and the Spurs defender was very fortunate to escape with just a yellow card.

Roman Pavlyuchenko restored Tottenham’s lead three minutes into the second half by blasting home following a surging run from Jermaine Jenas, but Wolves again responded and Stephen Ward headed wide before Gomes produced a superb diving save to push a Milijas shot wide.

The hosts thought they had levelled when Richard Stearman headed home late on, but referee Mark Halsey wiped out that ‘goal’ by awarding a free-kick for a foul on Gomes.

However, Wolves would not be denied a point and Fletcher ensured they would claim a share of the spoils when he met a Matt Jarvis delivery to head home.