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Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton Wanderers Live Commentary, 20/08/2022

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H. Kane (64)
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium


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Tottenham are now top of the table for now with seven points from three matches. Wolves now drop to 16th, failing to win any of their Premier League matches so far.
The home side were quite poor early on, but they were much more energetic after the break, which allowed them to get the better chances over their opponents with Kane securing the win, scoring his 250th goal for Tottenham in the 64th minute. Wolves played well early on and frusturated Spurs, but they were unable to create many goal-scoring oppourtunities.
90' + 4' Richarlison gets the ball in the box, makes a turn and shoots, but it's just wide!
90' Four minutes of stoppage time for Wolves to try and get something out of this. Lage isn't too happy, as he complains to the fourth official that there should be more added.
Y. Bissouma
D. Kulusevski
Tottenham Hotspur
86' Bissouma comes on for Kulusevski with four minutes to go.
85' Wolves win a corner, but Dier wins the header and clears it.
84' Richarlison makes a good run with the ball as he nutmegs Collins, but Neves stops him with a good challenge in the box.
Hwang Hee-Chan
Gonçalo Guedes
Wolverhampton Wanderers
81' Wolves' last sub comes on as Hwang comes on for Guedes.
80' Emerson gets the ball and attempts a low pass into the box that goes behind the runs of Richarlison and Sessegnon.
79' Since their return to the Premier League in 2018, Wolves have won just 29% of their Premier League games without Jimenez in the starting lineup (12/41), compared to 41% when he does start (46/113). The Mexican has also scored in all three of Wolves’ wins against Tottenham since 2018. He has just over ten minutes to make an impact today.
R. Sessegnon
I. Perišić
Tottenham Hotspur
76' Perisic, who was clutching his leg earlier, comes off for Sessegnon.
Son Heung-Min
Tottenham Hotspur
76' Richarlison comes on for Son.
72' JUST WIDE! Neves' free-kick goes around Lloris' wall but it doesn't curve back on target. Wolves are pushing for an equaliser here!
Nélson Semedo
R. Aït Nouri
Wolverhampton Wanderers
71' Ait-Nouri, who is on a yellow, comes off for Semedo.
Adama Traoré
Pedro Neto
Wolverhampton Wanderers
71' Traore comes on for Neto as Wolves look to get back in this.
69' Spurs win a corner but Jose Sa punches the ball clear.
N. Collins
Yellow Card
Wolverhampton Wanderers
67' Collins also gets booked in all the frenzy for getting into Kane's face.
H. Kane
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
67' A fight breaks out between the players and the referee books Kane for his involvment after he elbows Neves.
H. Kane
Tottenham Hotspur
64' GOAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL! 1-0 Tottenham!! It's been coming and who else but Kane? It's a corner from Son that looks to be going nowhere but Perisic flicks it towards Kane at the far post, who heads home his 250th goal for the club.
I. Perišić
Tottenham Hotspur
64' It was a poor corner from Son, but Perisic saved it by managing to get the ball back towards the goal.
61' SPURS HIT THE POST AGAIN! Kulusevski is causing all sorts of problems on the right, and he gets into the final third with Kane and Son for support. Son gets the ball, and he takes a shot that hits the outside of the post. He's convinced that it's a corner, and the crowd boos as the ref disagrees.
R. Jiménez
Daniel Podence
Wolverhampton Wanderers
59' Podence is off for Jimenez, a pure centre-forward who can surely help Wolves as they look for an opening goal.
L. Dendoncker
João Moutinho
Wolverhampton Wanderers
58' Moutinho makes way for Dendoncker.
R. Aït Nouri
Yellow Card
Wolverhampton Wanderers
56' Ait-Nouri gets booked for a bad foul on Kulusevski.
55' Tottenham are still looking for that opening goal. They have scored 999 home Premier League goals and could become the fifth team to score 1,000 on home soil, after Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea. The goals have been split between three stadiums – White Hart Lane (812), Wembley (65) and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (122).
51' KANE HITS THE BAR! Another close one for Spurs as Kane's header clatters against the cross-bar. Son is unable to control the rebound.
50' This is much better from Spurs already. Kane receives the ball on the right, towards the edge of the box and he crosses it to Son, whose header just misses the goal.
48' HOW HAS THAT NOT GONE IN?! A second corner for Spurs in the matter of minutes and the ball flashes to Sanchez at the near post. He somehow misses the ball completely and Wolves clear.
47' Spurs win a corner, and it's a free header for Collins to clear. Tottenham need to do better during these set pieces.
46' No changes from either side, and the second half is underway!
As it stands, Tottenham are third in the table, whilst Wolves sit in 14th. However, with this being the first game of the weekend, expect the table to change in the next coming days, regardless of today's result between these two sides.
Still no goals in this one as Spurs struggled to handle Wolves. The visitors certainly had the better chances, but the tide was starting to turn right before the half-time whistle.
45' + 2' THAT COULD HAVE BEEN COSTLY! Sanchez almost gifts the visitors a goal as as he misreads Wolves' play. Nunes is able takes a shot and he wins a corner.
45' WHAT A SAVE! Perisic crosses a ball into the box and Kane does fantastic to win the ball. His looping header is saved by the fingertips of Jose Sa who is just able to tip it over.
41' SO CLOSE! Neves clips a ball over the top as Nunes makes a run into the box, and his glancing header nearly goes in at the far post, with Lloris planted in his position.
39' Guedes takes a shot but it's right at Lloris. He took it quickly because Sanchez was on the striker’s case, making him to rush the shot.
37' Spurs get a corner, and Son swings it in. Kilman gets the slightest of touches, and the ball drifts right behind Kane at the post, who can't react quick enough, before it goes out. It should be another corner since it last hit a Wolves player, but the referee calls it as a goal-kick.
35' It is fouls galore here from Spurs. This time, it's Dier who pushes Guedes off the ball near the touchline.
33' We are just past the half hour mark, and still goalless. Wolves have had four shots, while Spurs have had none.
29' Kulusevski commits a foul, and the free-kick that is taken by Neto has good pace on it, but it's an easy catch for Lloris.
28' Wolves are doing well to frusturate Spurs at the moment, with the home side failing to break this side down.
27' Davies tries a long pass towards Perisic but it's too far out, and it's easy for Jose Sa to come out and collect the ball.
25' Emerson comes off for a bit while play continues, but he's made his way back on to the pitch now.
23' Emerson is down clutching his leg, so play has stopped while the medics take a look.
20' Neves takes a shot from outside the box after a good spell of possession for Wolves, but it's wide. It's from the area that he likes to score from and you can certainly hear the Spurs fans panic when the shot was taken.
15' Emerson links up with Kulusevski into the box, but Kilman defends well and is able to get the ball off the winger.
13' Play stops so that Neto can get looked at after he hit his head during a collision with Davies. He seems fine now, but with concussion protocol, it's something to keep an eye on for later.
P. Højbjerg
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
11' Wolves looked to counter, and Hojbjerg makes a tactical foul, earning him a booking.
10' Son gets the ball at the touchline, and Collins unnecessarily fouls him. Spurs get a free-kick from the flank. Son takes it, but it’s an awful attempt, the ball hitting the side-netting and going out for goal-kick.
6' Neves finds Moutinho in a pocket of space in the box, and he gets a shot off but it isn't on target. Good play from Wolves.
3' Jonny plays the ball to Pedro Neto whose cross is cleared by Ben Davies at the near post.
1' And we're off!
Players are out on the pitch, and kick-off is moments away!
Wolves are winless in their last nine Premier League games (D3 L6), their longest streak without a top-flight victory since a run of 17 between February 2012 and August 2018.
Bruno Lage opts to start Nunes despite the new Wolves signing only having two days to train with his new teammates. Joao Moutinho also starts even though the Portuguese had reportedly picked up an injury in training a couple weeks ago.
Davinson Sanchez starts for Antonio Conte's side as Cristian Romero suffered a muscle injury earlier in the week. Conte also heaped praise on new signing Richarlison this week, and while he only makes the bench, it'll be expected that the Brazilian makes an appearance today.
SUBS: Raul Jimenez, Hwang Hee-chan, Matija Sarkic, Willy Boly, Nelson Semedo, Toti Gomes, Leander Dendoncker, Adama Traore, Luke Cundle.
WOLVES (4-2-3-1): Jose Sa; Jonny, Nathan Collins, Max Kilman, Rayan Ait-Nouri; Ruben Neves, Matheus Nunes; Daniel Podence, Joao Moutinho, Pedro Neto; Goncalo Guedes.
SUBS: Matt Doherty, Richarlison, Bryan Gil, Ryan Sessegnon, Fraser Forster, Japhet Tanganga, Lucas Moura, Clement Lenglet, Yves Bissouma.
TOTTENHAM (3-4-2-1): Hugo Lloris; Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Emerson, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ivan Perisic; Dejan Kulusevski, Son Heung-Min; Harry Kane.
After a dramatic end to the game against Chelsea, Spurs will be hoping that they can take care of Wolves in a much more relaxed setting as they look to extend their unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign. Wolves, on the other hand, sit 14th in the league, the team unable to beat either Leeds or Fulham.
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