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  • Date:2010-02-10
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Molineux
  • Attendance:27992
  • Referee:Clattenburg, M

Live Commentary


FULL TIME: WOLVERHAMPTON 1-0 TOTTENHAM. Wolves complete a famous and unlikely double over Spurs.


Wilson Palacios blocks off Kevin Doyle and is lucky not to see a second yellow card.


David Bentley chips in a corner and Wilson Palacios has an effort which bobbles in front of Marcus Hahnemann but the keeper does well to grab and keep hold of the ball.


There are four minutes of added time.


Peter Crouch flicks the ball towards Jermain Defoe but Marcus Hahnemann is there again to claim the ball.


Tom Huddlestone has a decent strike from outside the box but it doesn't test Marcus Hahnemann.


David Jones tries a drive from the edge of the area which is blocked and Spurs break forward.


David Bentley has the ball in the back of the net but the offside flag was up.


Marcus Hahnemann comes out under pressure from Peter Crouch to collect a cross from Gareth Bale.


We're heading towards full-time and the Wolves fans are already starting to celebrate.


Matt Jarvis can't continue after that challenge from Wilson Palacios and is replaced by Nenad Milijas.


Jermain Defoe can't find any space in the box and instead passes to David Bentley who screws the ball wide.


Peter Crouch flicks the ball on into the area but Christophe Berra is able to thump the ball upfield.


Wilson Palacios goes into the book for bringing down the dangerous Matt Jarvis.


Spurs are starting to exert more pressure and Gareth Bale sends in a cross which is blocked.


Luka Modric is on for Niko Kranjcar.


Michael Mancienne replaces Adlene Guedioura.


Tom Huddlestone thunders a shot wide.


The crowd aren't happy as Ronald Zubar is penalised for a tackle on Gareth Bale.


George Elokobi slips and lets Jermain Defoe in but recovers well to put in a good tackle and clear the danger.


George Elokobi is booked for blocking off David Bentley.


Matt Jarvis' corner hits the hand of a Wolves player and Spurs have a free-kick.


Matt Jarvis almost nicks the ball off Sebastien Bassong but the Spurs man manages to get the ball away for a corner.


Michael Dawson is back on his feet and looks like he should be okay.


Peter Crouch comes on for Eidur Gudjohnsen.


Michael Dawson is down receiving some treatment.


Stephen Ward is replaced by George Elokobi.


Karl Henry tries his luck from distance but his strike goes wide.


Jermain Defoe has a shot which is blocked by a number of Wolves players and the home side can break forwards.


Niko Kranjcar tries a drive from the edge of the box but doesn't test Marcus Hahnemann.


Wolves aren't sitting on their lead and are putting pressure on Spurs when they have the ball.


Kevin Doyle beats Sebastien Bassong to a ball over the top and hooks the ball goalwards but he can't find the target.


Mark Clattenburg gets more stick as he gets in the way of the Wolves players and the ball falls to Spurs.


David Bentley whips a dangerous looking ball into the area but it goes out for a goal-kick.


The corner comes to nothing.


Niko Kranjcar goes for goal from a tight angle from the edge of the penalty area and his shot is deflected for a corner.


Adlene Guedioura has shot which flies over the bar.


Wilson Palacios has come on for Jermaine Jenas.


Spurs get the second half underway.


HALF TIME: WOLVERHAMPTON 1-0 TOTTENHAM. The referee blows for half-time and Wolves are good value for their lead.


There are two minutes of added time.


Younes Kaboul's cross is sliced towards Marcus Hahnemann by Christophe Berra and the Wolves keeper manages to avoid the own goal.


Matt Jarvis again runs at Sebastien Bassong who makes a fair challenge in the area.


Matt Jarvis pulls the ball back to Kevin Foley who goes down in the area but again nothing is given.


Kevin Doyle and Sebastien Bassong are having a great battle in this game.


Jermaine Jenas asks too much of Eidur Gudjohnsen amd his intended pass is easy for Marcus Hahnemann to deal with.


Jermain Defoe threads the ball through to Eidur Gudjohnsen but the offside flag is up.


Adlene Guedioura is in confident mood and has a strike from outside the area which goes wide.


The corner is cleared and Spurs counter but Niko Kranjcar's shot is straight at Marcus Hahnemann.


Matt Jarvis powers into the area and goes for goal and his drive is punched away by Heurelho Gomes for another corner.


The Wolves players and fans are still unhappy about the penalty decision.


Ironic cheers from the Wolves fans as the referee awards them a free-kick.


Kevin Doyle goes into the book for dissent.


Spurs win a free-kick and David Bentley whips the ball in but Marcus Hahnemann is able to make the save.


Wolves claim a penalty as Matt Jarvis goes down in the box under a challenge by Michael Dawson but nothing is given.


A great move from Wolves as Matt Jarvis' cross is volleyed into the net by DAVID JONES from 12 yards out.


David Bentley finds some space on the right and curls a shot goalwards which goes just wide.


Spurs are working hard and Jermain Defoe and Eidur Gudjohnsen playing their part in harrying the Wolves players.


Kevin Doyle has an effort from a tight angle across the face of goal and the ball is cleared by Jermaine Jenas for a corner.


Spurs pass quickly into the path of Niko Kranjcar but Marcus Hahnemann is quick off his line to make a fine save and concede the corner.


Kevin Doyle claims a foul after being eased off the ball by Sebastien Bassong right on the edge of the area but referee Mark Clattenburg isn't interested.


Ronald Zubar does well to deny Gareth Bale after the Spurs man beat Kevin Foley.


David Bentley tries to feed Younes Kabou in the areal but the pass is a little too strong and Wolves have a goal-kick.


Gareth Bale's corner is headed across the face of goal by Michael Dawson but the ball goes out harmlessly for a goal-kick.


David Bentley looks lively and has won Spurs a corner.


Adlene Guedioura tries a first-time shot which is blocked by the Spurs defence and Jermain Defoe leads the counterattack and wins a free-kick.


Ronald Zubar redeems himself by heading away David Bentley's cross after giving the ball away to Jermain Defoe.


Jermain Defoe finds Jermaine Jenas whose effort is blocked by Karl Henry.


Adlene Guedioura finds Matt Jarvis around the penalty area but he loses the ball just as it looked like he had a clear sight of goal.


Jermain Defoe is caught offside.


Spurs are enjoying some possession and Niko Kranjcar has a drive from 25 yards out which flies wide of Marcus Hahnemann's goal.


Wolves have a corner, Matt Jarvis has a shot which is punched away by Heurelho Gomes.


Gareth Bale takes the free-kick and it fizzes across the face of goal but non-one makes any contact.


An early attack from Spurs, David Bentley firing at goal and forcing Marcus Hahnemann into a save, but he was pulled back and the referee awards a free-kick.


The game is underway on a frosty night in the MIdlands.


Harry Redknapp makes five changes for Spurs, with Eidur Gudjohnsen, Younes Kaboul, Sebastien Bassong, Jermaine Jenas and Niko Kranjcar coming into the starting line-up.


Adlene Guedioura is in for Michael Mancienne in the only change to the Wolves line-up.


Wolverhampton face Tottenham at 7:45pm on Wednesday, February 10th.

Match Preview

Wolverhampton Wanderers face a tricky home test against Harry Redknapp's Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday evening as they look to clamber out of the relegation zone.

With Hull City and Burnley both securing unexpected wins at the weekend - against Manchester City and West Ham United respectively - Mick McCarthy's men have dropped right back into the mire.

They travelled to Midlands rivals Birmingham City on Sunday and, after Kevin Doyle had opened the scoring, they looked like grabbing a much-needed win.

However, veteran striker Kevin Phillips scored a fine double late in the day to frustrate the following contingent and the late defeat could act as a hammer blow to Mick McCarthy's side as they aim to retain their Premier League status after winning the Championship title last term.

Wolves have failed to score in their last three home fixtures and have not won any of their last six league games. This run needs to be arrested if they are to force a result against the White Hart Lane outfit.

They can take heart from the fact that Spurs have won just one of their last seven away games although, after keeping seven clean sheets in their last nine games, they are proving to be a tough nut to crack.

Wolves secured a fabulous 1-0 success against Spurs earlier in the season, with Doyle scoring the crucial goal and, if they claim three points again, it would be the first time they have ever claimed a double against a side in the Premier League.

Spurs have a quartet of stars struggling with groin injuries although Roman Pavlyuchenko and Benoit Assou-Ekotto are nearing returns. Jonathan Woodgate and Aaron Lennon are still unavailable as is Carlo Cudicini (wrist and pelvis).

The hosts are missing Matt Murray (knee), David Edwards, Andrew Keogh and Michael Kightly (all ankle).


Match Report

David Jones fired Wolves out of the relegation zone and to a historic 1-0 victory as Tottenham's hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League suffered a fresh setback.

Jones' 27th-minute strike secured Wolves their first ever Premier League double following their 1-0 win at White Hart Lane in December. It was also their first win in seven league games as they moved a point clear of the drop-zone.

They were well worth their victory as an out-of-sorts Tottenham continued the poor form that has dogged them since the turn of the year. Harry Redknapp's side have now collected just seven points from their last six games - scoring only three goals in the process.

Eidur Gudjohnsen made a low-key debut after his arrival on loan from Monaco and he made way in the second half for Peter Crouch. But even the partnership of Crouch and Jermain Defoe could not unlock the Wolves defence.

Tottenham ultimately paid the price for squandering the one clear chance that came their way. They should have broken the deadlock themselves in the 20th minute after a surging move that cut the Wolves defence in half.

Defoe's neat flick set Niko Kranjcar clear and he only had Marcus Hahnemann to beat from 12 yards but the American goalkeeper deflected the shot wide.

Seconds later Tottenham were given a warning of what was to come when Jones released Kevin Doyle whose drive was blocked by Michael Dawson.

They escaped that time but they could not prevent Jones giving Wolves a deserved lead after a move that the former Derby County midfielder started and finished.

Having collected the ball some 30 yards from goal, Jones fed Matt Jarvis on the left wing. Jones then surged into the area to meet Jarvis' cross with a neat finish from 12 yards.

Jarvis was proving to be a real menace to the Tottenham defence and only a smart save from Heurelho Gomes in the 34th minute prevented him doubling Wolves' advantage.

Tottenham did enjoy far more of the possession in the second half but were unable to seriously test Hahnemann, with a 90th-minute shot from Wilson Palacios the closest they got to an equaliser.

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