Late Wolves equalizer plunges Tottenham to fifth in League Standings

Tottenham’s defensive play cost them a fair chance to climb to the third place in the Premier League as Jose Mourinho’s side conceded a late equaliser at Wolves.

Spurs kicked off on a wild sprint after Tanguy Ndombele broke the deadlock after just 57 seconds, beating the unsighted Rui Patricio with a shot from the edge of the box, and it looked like the visitors would hold firm to move back into title contention following back-to-back league defeats.

Wolves had enjoyed the lion’s share of possession but found chances hard to come by, with Fabio Silva going closest with a first-time effort that brushed the side-netting in the first half.

Spurs produced a performance we have come to expect of them under Mourinho, as they played with a pragmatic approach, sitting back and frustrating the opponent with a resilient and disciplined defensive display.

But their resilience was finally broken in the 86th-minute when they switched off at a corner, with Romain Saiss losing his marker Ben Davies to glance his header past Hugo Lloris as Wolves earned a point for a battling display.

Tottenham, now without a league victory in four games, climb to fifth, six points behind leaders Liverpool, while Wolves move to 11th. – EuroSport