Spurs do enough to take all three points in second half
In the first half, Tottenham did most of their business up the left-hand side of the pitch, leveraging the first start for Ivan Perisic in a Spurs shirt. The result was some nifty crosses from Perisic and a quiet first 45-minutes for Dejan Kulusevski.
Almost from the off in the second half, Dekki was working on getting involved and created Spurs first, best-chance with a cross at 51-minutes, which Kane managed to find. Unfortunately for Tottenham, Kane’s subsequent header would beat Jose Sa but not the crossbar, and the score remained nil-nil, but Spurs’ intent was obvious.
Spurs would keep pushing over the next fifteen minutes, as Son was denied a goalscoring opportunity off a quick restart by some heroic Wolves defending. Then, Kulusevski again set up Kane, but Nathan Collins blocked the shot. After Collins managed to block an effort from Perisic, the moment came.
Stars align on Spurs goal
When the big moment called, Spurs stars delivered. Heung-Min Son hit a great corner to the near post. Perisic – who looked determined to get his first assist as a Spurs player – was first to the ball and flicked it onto the back post. Then Kane was there, ghosting Collins ball-watching and darting behind him to head home, the match’s only goal.
There was plenty more battling, including Collins and Kane picking up yellow cards as Bruno Lage’s side pushed to find an equalizer, and Spurs defended with vigor.
Ultimately, despite all their efforts and 20 total attempts, Wolves managed only one second-half shot on target and three for the game. Tottenham tightened defensively and held onto the lead.
It was not a pretty win by any stretch, but after losing to Wolves home in February, taking three points and remaining unbeaten is all that mattered for Spurs in a gritty but well-earned 1-0 win.