Lo Celso one of few shining lights as Tanganga has day to forget vs Wolves

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first_imgTOTTENHAM twice threw away a lead to lose 3-2 at home to Wolves as their makeshift side made it two Premier League defeats on the spin.Steven Bergwijn capitalised on the home side’s early pressure when he stabbed home a rebound on 13 minutes but Matt Doherty swept a similar one in against the run of play just 14 minutes later.13 It was an afternoon to forget for most of Tottenham’s players but Giovani Lo Celso can leave with his head held highCredit: Reuters13 Lo Celso tried to make things happen as Spurs lack of strikers came back to haunt them againCredit: Getty Images – Getty13 Japhet Tanganga will not want to watch the highlights of this one in a hurryCredit: Getty Images – GettySerge Aurier’s left-foot beauty just before half-time saw Spurs lead 2-1 at the break but it all fell apart for the North Londoners in the second-half.Diogo Jota toe-poked one home from close range before Raul Jimenez turned Japhet Tanganga inside out before curling home the winner with 17 minutes left.Spurs drop below Wolves to seventh after the defeat and here’s what SunSport’s William Pugh thought of Tottenham’s individual performances.PAULO GAZZANIGA – 5Couldn’t do much with any of Wolves’ goals.Some handbags with Jimenez in the second-half but did nothing to suggest he will keep Hugo Lloris out the team when he returns from injury.SERGE AURIER (subbed off, 82 mins) – 6Lively first period and got involved with Spurs’ attacks but allowed Ruben Vinagre to cross for Wolves’ first-half equaliser.Scored a sumptuous left-footed peach just before half-time to send his team in at half-time with the lead.13 Spurs went in at half-time with a 2-1 lead thanks to Steven Bergwijn and Serge AurierCredit: PA:Press Association13 Bergwijn wheeled out his signature celebration after giving Spurs an early leadCredit: AFP or licensors13 Moura and Aurier wheeled out a funky celebration of their ownCredit: Getty Images – GettyDAVINSON SANCHEZ – 4One to forget.Was a spectator for all three of Wolves’ goals and Jose Mourinho would have expected more as the most senior of the three centre-backs on the pitch.ERIC DIER – 5Looked a little out his depth as a makeshift centre-back.Should have cleared Vinagre’s cross which led to Doherty’s goal and always seemed a half-yard off the pace.JAPHET TANGANGA (subbed off 75 mins) – 4Tough afternoon.Ball deflected off him and into Doherty’s path for Wolves’ goal to make it 1-1.Could have cleared if he had sorted his positioning and feet out earlier.Sat down by Jimenez for Wolves’ third and made some rash positional decisions when trying to deal with Adama Traore.13 Bergwijn pounced on a rebound after Alli’s shot was savedCredit: Getty Images – Getty13 The Dutchman gave the hosts hope early onCredit: AFP or licensorsBEN DAVIES (subbed off, 90+1) – 5Mucked in going forward but Wolves had a lot of success down both wings – particularly Traore against the Welshman.Got a whack in the nose in the first-half which looked serious but he was able to carry on.Booked for a strong tackle on Doherty as Spurs chased the game late on.HARRY WINKS – 5Uninspiring performance from the stand-in captain.Transitioned the ball well but was a victim of Spurs’ light-weight midfield.Booked for bemoaning Davies’ booking near the end.GIOVANI LO CELSO – 7Got about Wolves early on as Spurs started in electric fashion.Quietly involved in everything meaningful the North Londoners did going forward.Kept the ball moving throughout and his performances will bear far more fruit once Tottenham’s natural goalscorers are back.Boooked for a cynical foul on Traore as the muscle man tried to break on the hour mark.13 Aurier scored a peach just before half-timeCredit: Getty Images – GettyLUCAS MOURA – 5Very very quiet afternoon.Needs to be doing more in the absence of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min.DELE ALLI – 6Integral to everything Spurs did going forward in the first-half.It was his shot that led to Bergwijn’s opener but he missed a sitter of a header to make it 3-1 to Spurs just before Jota pulled it back to 2-2.Will be remembered for the miss rather than some of the more promising things he did as stand in striker.STEVEN BERGWIJN – 7Reacted quickest to stab in the rebound from Alli’s shot to open the scoring.Busy for the remainder but another victim of Spurs’ striker crisis.Will be more productive when he has an out and out centre-forward back to feed and to feed off.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderSUBSTANGUY NDOMBELE (replaced Tanganga) – 5Helped Spurs chase for the late equaliser but couldn’t make pressure pay.GEDSON FERNANDES (replaced Aurier) – 5Nothing of note when he came on.TROY PARROTT (replaced Davies) – 5No time to make an impact.13 Matt Doherty made it 1-1 against the run of play after 27 minutesCredit: PA:Press Association13 The right-back was Wolves’ man-of-the-matchCredit: PA:Press Association13 Raul Jimenez scored the winner on 73 minutesCredit: Rex Features13 The Portuguese got revenge after Jan Vertonghen scored a late winner for Tottenham at Molineux during December’s return fixtureCredit: PA:Press AssociationMan Utd striker Marcus Rashford set to hand England huge Euro 2020 boost by returning in time for tournamentlast_img

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