There were no controversial VAR checks. In fact, there wasn’t much of anything from Tottenham.
Apart from a brief flurry at the start which saw Brennan Johnson open the scoring, Wolves were on top for the vast majority of this game. It was only their wasteful play in the final third that prevented them from pegging Spurs back sooner.
Ange Postecoglou said after the game that his side’s lack of fluency was to be expected given their absentees, and Wolves are no pushovers under Gary O’Neil. Just ask Manchester City.
Without James Maddison, Spurs lacked creativity in possession. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg just isn’t that sort of player. In defence, Eric Dier looked shaky throughout his rare start. The authority of Cristian Romero and, in particular, Micky van de Ven was sorely missing.