Tottenham Hotspur beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 in a Premier League match at London on Sunday (May 16).
Tottenham Hotspur beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 in a Premier League match at London on Sunday (May 16). Goals from Harry Kane and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg were enough to take Spurs to a comfortable win. The result sees Tottenham climb into sixth place in the Premier League table. Should they be able to hold on to this position, they will be guaranteed a place in the Europa League. However, they are five points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea. That means they still have an outside chance of playing in the Champions League next season. But they will need to win their remaining games and hope results go their way.
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Wolves have been poor this season in comparison to their exploits in the past two seasons. However, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side still possess plenty of threat in attack.
Yet it was Spurs skipper Kane who posed the biggest threat on the night. Kane could easily have had a hat trick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The striker curled a long-range shot from distance against the base of the post in the fifth minute. He then successfully beat goalkeeper Rui Patricio to a high ball.
However, his header got cleared off the line by backpedaling defender Conor Coady. That wasn’t to be the end of Kane’s evening of hitting the post.
Off a sharp counterattack early in the second half, Dele Alli put Kane clean through. But his low shot was tipped onto the post by Patricio. Alli managed to a shot off on the rebound but only managed to hit the other post.
It was Hojbjerg who set up Kane for the opening goal with a well-timed through-ball. And it was the defensive midfielder who got the crucial second goal.
In the 64th minute he tapped in a rebound from close range after Gareth Bale’s shot was saved. His goal was celebrated hard by the players, given the imposing midfield general doesn’t score often.
For Wolves, it was a frustrating night all round. They did create a few chances but lacked a clinical touch up front. They currently sit 12th in the table.