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Player Ratings: Gomes Leads Wolves Past Spurs

Tottenham vs Wolves: Premier League Showdown Delivers a Thriller

North London Drama Unfolds as Wolves Triumph Over Spurs

In a captivating Premier League clash, Tottenham’s top-four aspirations suffered a setback with a 1-2 defeat at the hands of a resurgent Wolves. The match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was a showcase of tactical prowess, with Joao Gomes’ double proving pivotal for the visitors.

Gomes Shines in Wolves’ Victory

Wolves’ triumph was orchestrated by the brilliance of Brazilian midfielder Joao Gomes, who not only opened the scoring but also bagged the winner in the 63rd minute. His performance was a testament to his growing stature in the league. Tottenham, despite their efforts, couldn’t sustain their momentum, with Dejan Kulusevski’s equaliser proving insufficient.

Injuries and Tactical Battles

The pre-match narrative was dominated by injury concerns for both teams. Tottenham missed the services of their full-back duo Pedro Porro and Destiny Udogie, while Wolves were without Matheus Cunha. The game unfolded with Tottenham probing and Wolves effectively countering, highlighting the tactical acumen of both managers.

Turning Points and Key Moments

The match had its fair share of pivotal moments, with Gomes’ first goal just before halftime setting the tone. Kulusevski’s swift response early in the second half briefly swung the momentum Tottenham’s way. However, Wolves’ counter-attacking prowess, led by Pedro Neto, allowed Gomes to seal the deal for the visitors.

Tottenham Player Ratings

  • Guglielmo Vicario: 5/10
  • Emerson Royal: 4/10
  • Cristian Romero: 4.5/10
  • Micky van de Ven: 5/10
  • Ben Davies: 4.5/10
  • Pape Matar Sarr: 4.5/10
  • Yves Bissouma: 6/10
  • Dejan Kulusevski: 7.5/10
  • James Maddison: 4/10
  • Son Heung-min: 4/10
  • Richarlison: 4.5/10


  • Timo Werner: 5/10
  • Rodrigo Bentancur: 5/10
  • Brennan Johnson: 5/10

Manager: Ange Postecoglou: 4.5/10

Wolves Player Ratings

  • Jose Sa: 5/10
  • Max Kilman: 6/10
  • Craig Dawson: 7.5/10
  • Toti Gomes: 7.5/10
  • Nelson Semedo: 7.5/10
  • Mario Lemina: 7/10
  • Joao Gomes: 9/10
  • Rayan Ait-Nouri: 7.5/10
  • Pablo Sarabia: 7/10
  • Hwang Hee-chan: 6.5/10
  • Pedro Neto: 8.5/10


  • Jean-Ricner Bellegarde: 6/10

Manager: Gary O’Neil: 8/10

Gomes Steals the Show

In a match that encapsulated the essence of the Premier League’s unpredictability and excitement, it was Joao Gomes who emerged as the player of the match. His dual strikes not only secured a significant victory for Wolves but also raised questions about Tottenham’s consistency in their quest for a top-four finish.

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