PREMIER LEAGUE: Wolves frustrate Tottenham at White Hart Lane

Wolves have managed to grab a point from their meeting with a wasteful Tottenham at White Hart Lane which ended 1-1 this afternoon.

Wolves have managed to grab a point from their meeting with a wasteful Tottenham at White Hart Lane which ended 1-1 this afternoon.

Spurs fell behind inside 25 minutes when Steven Fletcher netted for the visitors but managed to level early in the second half through Luka Modric to maintain their position in the top three.

Harry Redknapp’s men were completely frustrated by the visiting Wolves as they had 26 shots on goal with seven on target, forcing six saves from Wayne Hennessey, who was again brilliant with the gloves for Mick McCarthy.

The opener came in the 22nd minute when Wolves received a fortuitous corner which was whipped in by Matt Jarvis to the back post where Roger Johnson managed to get a header on target. Spurs keeper Brad Friedel parried it away but only as far as Fletcher who was johnny-on-the-spot to toe-poke home for his ninth of the campaign.

Just over five minutes into the second half, Tottenham were level when Gareth Bale fed Modric who let fly from the top of the ‘D’ to see his shot breach Hennessey’s goal much to the delight of the home fans.

It was all one-way traffic from there with Hennessey keeping out Aaron Lennon in the 54th minute before the Welshman blocked substitute Jermain Defoe in the 78th minute to help Wolves remain 16th on the table but they are only one point from the relegation zone.

TRIBAL ASKS: An opportunity lost for Tottenham. Are these the matches they need to win if they want to mount a title challenge? On the other side of the coin, can Wolves stay up if they continue to fight like this?

Tottenham Hotspur: 1 (Luka Modric 51’)
Wolves: 1 (Steven Fletcher 22’)

White Hart Lane, London - 36,194

Yellow cards: TOT - Benoit Assou-Ekotto 69’
WOL - Emmanuel Frimpong 30’, Karl Henry 84’, Roger Johnson 90’

 

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