Tottenham stumble at home to Wolves….

Raul Jimenez scored a smart winner as Wolves recovered and won 3-2 to move above Tottenham in the Premier League and boost their hopes of earning a Champions League spot. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side trailed twice in north London before Jimenez latched on to Diogo Jota’s pass to finish with his left foot. Spurs first led when Steven Bergwijn poked in and then from Serge Aurier’s curling effort before the break. But Matt Doherty and Jota combined to bring Wolves level on both occasions. Jota’s ball was fired home by Doherty after Spurs defender Japhet Tanganga failed to clear and then Jota tapped in from close range following Doherty’s low cross.

Dele Alli had missed the chance to send Tottenham into a 3-1 lead moments earlier when he headed wide while unmarked inside the box. The win sends Wolves sixth in the table and three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. Both of these sides harbour hopes of reaching the Champions League next season but it is Wolves who boast the better form and now also the better platform to do so. The task of qualifying for Europe’s premier competition could be made easier if Manchester City’s continental ban is upheld and fifth place comes into play. Wolves, who could also book a place through the Europa League, showed resilience to twice come from behind and were largely inspired by their two wide forwards – Jota and Adama Traore. Jota is in superb form and had a hand in all three of Wolves’ goals, with his pass sending Jimenez away to slot the winner beyond Paulo Gazzaniga 17 minutes from time. The visitors, who are now level on points with Manchester United in fifth, had the phenomenal Traore to thank for bringing them level as he rode a heavy tackle by Tanganga to keep alive a move that ended with Doherty crossing for Jota to score from close range. That was the Portugal international’s sixth goal in his past three games in all competitions, all coming in the last 10 days.

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