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2019-20 English Premier League
  • Steven Bergwijn (13')
  • Serge Aurier (45')
  • Matthew Doherty (27')
  • Diogo Jota (57')
  • Raúl Jiménez (73')

Spurs' Champions League hopes take blow as Wolves win five-goal thriller

Wolves closed the gap on Chelsea to just three points in the chase for Champions League football as they came from behind twice to beat Tottenham 3-2.

Tottenham, who were missing Toby Alderweireld and Hugo Lloris, remain five points behind Chelsea but drop to seventh after a second consecutive Premier League defeat and a third in a row in all competitions.

Jose Mourinho, who is without Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min because of injury, started Dele Alli in attack and the move looked to have paid off when Steven Bergwijn scored from close range after Alli's effort was saved by Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio on 13 minutes.

Wolves equalised on 27 minutes after a defensive error by Spurs' Japhet Tanganga allowed Matt Doherty to capitalise, but Serge Aurier put Spurs back in front just before half-time when he cut in from the right and shooting into the far corner.

Diogo Jota had Wolves back on level terms again on 57 minutes after he tapped in from Doherty's low right-wing cross and the away side went ahead for the first time on 73 minutes when Raul Jimenez beat Paulo Gazzaniga following a pass from Jota.

"The players didn't deserve the defeat," Mourinho said after the game. "We were punished by, I would say, mentality mistakes. You have to be ruthless against teams like Wolves that plays fantastically well on the counter-attack."

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 38 +52 99
2 Manchester City 38 +67 81
3 Manchester United 38 +30 66
4 Chelsea 38 +15 66
5 Leicester City 38 +26 62
6 Tottenham Hotspur 38 +14 59
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 +11 59
8 Arsenal 38 +8 56
9 Sheffield United 38 0 54
10 Burnley 38 -7 54
11 Southampton 38 -9 52
12 Everton 38 -12 49
13 Newcastle United 38 -20 44
14 Crystal Palace 38 -19 43
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 -15 41
16 West Ham United 38 -13 39
17 Aston Villa 38 -26 35
18 AFC Bournemouth 38 -25 34
19 Watford 38 -28 34
20 Norwich City 38 -49 21