- End of 2nd Half
- 2nd Half
- Lo CelsoWinks69'
- VitinhaWillian José63'
- 1st Half
Tottenham Hotspur - Wolverhampton Wanderers
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Full time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Spurs win 2-0, dominating a Wolves side that really struggle on their travels away from Molineux. Højbjerg added to Kane's first half goal as the London club continue to push for a European spot
Neves brings down Son, on the right flank with a clumsy challenge
Three minutes of added time to played
- OffGareth BaleTottenham Hotspur
- OnMoussa SissokoTottenham Hotspur
Change for Spurs as Bale comes off for Sissoko
Traore has been one of Wolves brightest players today, he did well to keep the ball in play, but his cross is well saved by Lloris
- Yellow cardJaphet TangangaTottenham Hotspur
Booking for Tanganga
And Wolves also make a change as Silva comes off for Corbeanu
- OffDele AlliTottenham Hotspur
- OnTanguy N'DombeleTottenham Hotspur
Change for Spurs as Alli comes off for Ndombele
Decent spell of possession from Wolves, but they just can't unlock the Spurs defence who have been solid all game
Spurs working the ball from left to right as the push for a third goal of the day
- OffMorgan Gibbs-WhiteWolverhampton Wanderers
- OnRúben NevesWolverhampton Wanderers
Another change for Wolves as Neves comes on for Gibbs-White
- OffGiovani Lo CelsoTottenham Hotspur
- OnHarry WinksTottenham Hotspur
Change for Spurs Lo Celso comes off for Winks
Spurs break quickly with Bale down the right, but his cross is blocked and Spurs win another corner
Corner for Wolves but Spurs just manage to clear the ball away
- OffVitinhaWolverhampton Wanderers
- OnWillian JoséWolverhampton Wanderers
Change for Wolves as Jose comes on for Vitinha
- GoalPierre-Emile HøjbjergTottenham Hotspur
GOAAAAAL! Hojbjerg gets Spurs second of the game. Reguilon does brilliantly to keep the ball in play, who finds Son who then slips Bale in. The Welshman's shot is spilt by Patricio and Hojbjerg was fastest to the ball to smash it into the net
Once again the Wolves defence do well to clear the ball away from the corner
Bales breaks down the right wing, but his cross is blocked and goes out for 8th Spurs corner
Spurs are really turning the screw now and they push for a second goal
CHANCE!!!! Spurs hit the post twice in quick succession. First Kane who is slipped in by Alli, but Patricio gets a finger tip to it, the ball then comes back to Alli, but he hits the post. It's all Spurs now
Great play from Spurs who work the ball well. Reguilon finds himself in on goal, his powerful shot well saved by Patricio, who tips it over for a corner
Son sends the corner in, but it's cleared away by Wolves and the attack breaks down
Corner for Spurs as Hoever gets to the ball first before Son
Early chance for Wolves as Traore whips in a great cross, Lo Celso clatters in Silva and there are calls for a penalty, but it's not given
- 2nd Half
Wolves get the second half underway
- End of 1st Half
Half time. Kane puts Spurs ahead just before the break after a dominant display from the home side. Wolves have a lot of work to do in the second half if they want to get anything of this game
- GoalHarry KaneTottenham Hotspur
GOAAAAAAAL! Kane is on the score sheet, as he breaks the Wolves defensive line and slots the ball past Patricio just before the break
Coady is on hand to clear Tanganga's cross which goes out for a corner
Bale delivers a brilliant low cross which almost finds Alli, but Saiss gets the timing of his tackle perfectly to get a foot on the ball to clear it
Son get a decent shot on target after Kane finds his strike partner with looping header. Patricio scrambled quickly to gather the ball before another Spurs player and pounce on the loose ball
Spurs pushing for an opening goal before half time as they continue to force Wolves back with the majority of possession
Alli goes down in the Wolves box from the slightest of touches from Coady, but Martin Atkinson waves play on
Wolves seeing more the ball now as we pass the half hour mark
Moutinho take the set-piece but Alli heads the ball clear and the Wolves attack breaks down
Tanganga gives away a free kick as he puts an elbow into the back of Gibbs-White head
A rare chance for Silva as he finds space to shoot from just outside the box, but he drags it wide of the far post
Son's following corner is over hit and passes all his team mates in the box. A wasted opportunity from the set piece
Spurs win corner which is taken by Son, but Coady is on hand to clear it out for another corner
It's all Spurs now as Wolves have dig deep and defend
Kane goes down from a strong Moutinho tackle. Bale again stands over the ball and opts to clip it into the box, but Kane just can't quite get on the end of it
Lo Celso is central to everything Spurs are producing as he wins a free kick off from a Saiss tackle. Bales takes it, but his shot is not in the corner and Patricio gets down quickly to save it
Lo Celso takes the corner, but Coady marshals the box and clears the ball away
Again Lo Celso reacts quickly to a loose ball, his first time shot deflects off Saiss and goes out for corner
Lo Celso pulling the strings from midfield as another of his searching passes almost finds Son again. The Argentinean looks to have found his rhythm early on
Lo Celso produces a wonderful pass to find Son, who breaks into the box, but his low cross is cut out
Wolves doing well to keep hold of the ball as they look to have settled into the game now
Moutinho corner is whipped in and Lloris just about gathers it in the air, if he got it wrong Silva was on hand to put the ball into the back of the net
Traore does brilliantly to drive into the Spurs half, but his shot is blocked and it goes out for a corner which is taken by Moutinho
Wolves hit the ball long to Silva who does well to break into the box. He gets his shot off, but it's a simple near post save for Lloris
CHANCE! Kane makes a yard of space and releases a shot from range and it beats Patricio but comes off the post
Bale does well down the right wing as he hooks in a decent cross, but Wolves manage to clear the ball away
Spurs have started brightly as they work the ball from left to right searching for an opening
- 1st Half
Martin Atkinson gets the game started as Spurs kick-off
Kick-off is less than five minutes away as both side make their way out on to the pitch
Before the game Mason made it clear his team won't be under estimating this young Wolves side "They are a very good team, young, exciting players and what you probably find when you have a lot of young players, sometimes you’ll find inconsistency but, on their day, they are a very good side and they have proved that in the last couple of seasons in the Premier League. We have to be fully prepared and fully focussed and respect them as a team to win the game.”
Mason took the Spurs job on at a time where moral at the club was low, but under his stewardship the London Club has secured victory in each of his two home league fixtures to date. The last Spurs manager to win each of their first three home Premier League games was Harry Redknapp back in 2008
Remarkably under Nuno, 87 of Wolves' 133 Premier League goals have been scored in the second half (65.4%), making it the highest percentage of goals scored in the second half for any manager to have seen 100+ goals scored in their favour in Premier League history.
Despite Wolves season falling away, Spurs will need to be at their best as records show they have lost three of their six home Premier League games against the visitors
Wolves winger Traoré has been rewarded a starting place in the squad as he begins to find the kind of form he was hitting last season. He has been involved in four goals in his last six Premier League appearances (2 goals, 2 assists) following a run in which he didn't score or assist in 35 consecutive games.
Mason will once again be looking to goal scoring duo of Kane and Son. The pair have the best shot conversion (15.3 per cent) in the Premier League despite averaging only 11.4 shots per game as a team - which is the lowest Tottenham have averaged in a Premier League season since Opta started keeping records in 2003/04
Against Brighton last week Wolves started five players born in the 2000s which was a Premier League first. In the lead up to today's match Nuno stressed the importance of youth players within his squad “We trust the young player and lets see now for the remaining matches how we’re going to balance the team. It’s all about balancing the youth with experience, even the senior players can learn a lot from the youth players, so we’re trying to make the games useful for us in the future."
Last time these two sides met was back in December with the game ending in a 1-1 draw at Molineux. Tottenham were in search of their first win in four matches and found themselves ahead after 57 seconds through Ndombele's 25 yard effort. But a late Saiss header in an 86th-minute dashed their chances of leaving with all three points.
And this is side that Nuno has selected.
There are four changes to the team that started in their win over Brighton. Traore is recalled after coming off the bench to score against the Seagulls, while Semedo, Saiss and Dendoncker also return.
Here is how the home side have lined up.
Interim head coach Ryan Mason only makes one change to his side as Tanganga comes in to replace Aurier in defence
Good afternoon and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of the Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Both teams have very different ambitions coming into today's game, while the hosts are looking to stay ahead of Everton in the table in their bid for a European qualification spot, the visitors still have an outside chance of finishing in the top half for a third successive season. Despite these differences the importance of the three points remains the same, making this fascinating fixture. All the team new, facts and stats to follow with kick-off at 14:05.