Tottenham and Wolves split their head-to-head last season and both teams are enjoying a good run of form as they get set to do battle once again on Sunday.
In theory, as Wolves were a newly promoted team, Tottenham should have easily disposed of their opponents last season. However Wolves proved they are not your run of the mill promoted side. They haven’t lost a match in 11 Premier League outings in their second season back in the Promisee Land, a club record Nuno Santo should be proud of. All streaks must come to an end, though.
Wolves 2 – 3 Spurs — Saturday, Jan. 3, 2018
Coming off a loss to Manchester City at Wembley following four straight wins, Spurs first met Wolves in early November looking to rebound. Tottenham were in fifth place and looking to climb. After first half goals from Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura, Harry Kane followed with a third, putting Spurs well and truly in command.
Then Premier League debutant Juan Foyth conceded a penalty after fouling on Raul Jimenez. Ruben Neves converted in the 68th minute to cut Tottenham’s lead to 3-1. Less than ten minutes later Foyth was again the culprit, conceding yet another penalty. It was a nightmare debut for the Argentinian. This time Jimenez converted in the 78th, making it squeaky bum time for the away side.
In the end the 2-3 victory at Molineux Stadium pushed Spurs to 4th on 24 points and Wolves down to 11th, on 15 points. Tottenham went on to win seven of their next eight in the league until match week 20 when the two sides met again.