Tottenham Hotspur 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3
I am tempted, after Sunday’s game, to say, that is it, we won’t be playing in the Champions League next year, and there are even doubts on a Thursday night Europa league place. What is stopping me from going over the brink is that the other clubs (United, Chelsea, Leicester City and Arsenal) are all falling on their swords. Between us, in 7th and Chelsea in 4th there are only five points in it. Still all to play for. Obviously, your guess is as good as mine in what Mourinho can pull out of the hat at this moment in time, where the others (on paper) have a more likely chance of reaching the promised land before us… but if anything, I am optimistic. It isn’t over until the fat lady gives us an opera tune while stroking a cat-like Blofeld.
To the match: Raul Jimenez scored a winner as Wanderers moved above us in the Premier League making the fight for a Champions League place all the more tighter for a top four.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side trailed twice before Jimenez latched on to Diogo Jota’s pass to finish with his left foot. We had advantages, which we failed to capitalise on.
We led first led when Steven Bergwijn poked in and then from Serge Aurier’s curling effort before the break. At that point, all looked promising, and we were the better side. Then the break came, and things changed.
Their Matt Doherty and Jota combined to bring Wolves level on both occasions. Jota’s ball was fired home by Doherty after Japhet Tanganga failed to clear and then Jota tapped in from close range following Doherty’s low cross.
Dele Alli had missed the chance to send Tottenham into a 3-1 lead moments earlier when he headed wide while unmarked inside the box.
A very disappointing game. We started off so brightly and nosed dived after the break… now we wait our fate in the FA Cup 5th Rd against Norwich City on Wednesday, the Norwich City that beat Leicester City, and as we all know, the FA Cup is a different kettle of fish. After that, we go to Burnley and see what wonders Mourinho has in store for us (team selection wise).