Sarabia, Lemina Score In Injury Time As Wolves Beat Tottenham


Mario Lemina and Pablo Sarabia scored goals to cap off Wolves’ thrilling triumph over Tottenham in injury time.

After the visitors took the lead thanks to an early goal from Brennan Johnson, their first as Spurs, they appeared to be headed for an easy victory at Molineux.

Tottenham rode their luck as Wolves kept letting them off until a spectacular climax led by Sarabia and Lemina.

They were leading the standings by two points, but they have now lost back-to-back games.

In the meantime, Wolves bounced back from their contentious 2-1 loss to Sheffield United to demonstrate the evident advancements they are making under Gary O’Neil.

Spurs lost 4-1 at Chelsea, their first loss under Ange Postecoglou, having already lost James Maddison and Micky van de Ven to injuries that would not heal until January.

Prior to arriving at Molineux, suspensions for Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie made their problems worse; yet, they showed no signs of weariness from Monday’s mayhem and seized the lead after just three minutes.

Dejan Kulusevski’s exquisite drag and flick tricked Rayan Ait-Nouri and Joao Gomes, allowing Pedro Porro to cross low for Johnson. It was a dismal performance by Wolves.

After running on Nelson Semedo’s blindside, he tapped in from close range after the defender was caught off guard. The Wales international’s goal against Wolves in April was also his first since then.

Spurs were rattled by Wolves’ persistence, but the hosts fared well in response. Ben Davies stopped a shot from the raging Ait-Nouri.

Perhaps still reeling from Monday’s devastation, Tottenham was unduly cautious at the back, but they managed to hold on as Wolves’ final ball repeatedly went past them.

Lemina saw a header deflected over, and Guglielmo Vicario still had to make a good save before Toti Gomes’ shot was collected in stoppage time.

After the interval, Wolves came out with the same aggressive stance, and Jean-Ricner Bellegarde blew up, along with Matheus Cunha who curled wide.

After 54 minutes, the hosts should have tied the score when Hwang Hee-Chan wasted a clear opportunity.

Gomes eventually had a terrible corner, and although his shot bounced into Hwang’s path and he had only Vicario to beat, the seven-goal forward scuffed wide.

In the absence of great player Pedro Neto, Wolves were without a decisive edge, much like Tottenham, who were without their key schemer Maddison and had not produced anything since their early goal.

Spurs had been neutralized by the hosts’ superiority, but they were still behind, and their desperate attempt to tie the score saw Johnson curl wide following a rare break.

With the clock running out, Wolves appeared to be out of ideas. Sasa Kalajdzic headed over the goal wastefully, and with two minutes remaining, Giovani Lo Celso came dangerously close to scoring an undeserved second goal, but Jose Sa turned his shot over.

Little hinted at the drama that would unfold, yet in stoppage time, Wolves completely changed the course of the match.