Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen’s late header secured Tottenham Hotspur’s win over Wolverhampton in Premier League match on Sunday at Molineux Stadium.
Lucas Moura scored a brilliant goal to reward Spurs’ impressive start in the 8th minute.
But Adama Traore responded with an equalizer for Wolves in the 67th minute after Spurs missed their chance to double their lead when Eric Dier dragged a shot wide from close range and only hit outside the post in the 37th minute.
Then Vertonghen, who was on his toes to fend off Wolves constant attacks in the rainy afternoon, finally got his chance to score a late header at stoppage time to seal 2-1 win for Spurs.
This is Tottenham Hotspur’s fourth win under Jose Mourihno which left his team at fifth with 29 points in the Premier League.
“We knew the game was going to be difficult. They didn’t catch us by surprise. We had a good start like we tried to. We almost scored a second but against Wolves that wouldn’t have killed the game,” Mourinho told the BBC.
“They’re strong. They use the sides, the centre, difficult in transition. Traore and Diogo Jota are incredibly fast and difficult to stop.
“We coped with their spirit. At 1-1 they tried, Wolves aren’t a team satisfied with a point. We knew if we arrive in the last part we could score. After that we had to close the door… three incredible points.”
Wolves boss, Nuno Espirito Santo, expressed his satisfaction in his team’s attacking performance.
“We played very good. We weren’t perfect, almost. We should have defended better… I’m pleased with the boys,” Santo said.
“Spurs are a very good team. We broke them many times… the final moments require a lot of focus… we were more obsessed about scoring than defending.”
Tottenham will host fourth placed Chelsea next week Sunday.