Two goals in stoppage time earned Wolverhampton Wanderers a dramatic 2-1 victory to add to the woes of Tottenham Hotspur, who were denied a return to the top of the table.
The match at Molineux looked to be heading to a Spurs win, thanks to a third-minute goal from Brennan Johnson. But substitute Pablo Sarabia scored a brilliant equaliser and then set up the winner for Mario Lemina in the seventh and final minute of added time.
After the tribulations of their defeat at home to Chelsea on Monday, a Spurs team featuring four enforced changes got off to a dream start as Johnson scored his first goal for the club.
Lovely skill from Dejan Kulusevski set up Pedro Porro down the right. Porro’s pinpoint cross was converted by Johnson at close range in only two minutes and 14 seconds, making it the fourth-fastest goal in the Premier League this season.
Thereafter the match got scrappy with the closest to a second goal in the first half coming when Guglielmo Vicario, diving to his right, deflected Lemina’s fierce shot from a narrow angle, wide.
Wolves got off to a fast start in the second half. The in-form Hwang Hee-chan had a golden opportunity to draw his side level in the 55th minute when the ball broke kindly to him in the box but his snatched shot went wide.
Then in the 85th minute, substitute Sasa Kalajdzic had a header in the centre of the box, but put it wide.
However less than four minutes after being brought on, Sarabia provided the quality that Wolves had spent most of the match in search for.
Matheus Cunha’s whipped cross was flicked up brilliantly in the air by a lovely touch from Sarabia, who hit the ball on the volley, beating Vicario at his near post
A quick free-kick in the centre circle caught the Spurs defence napping as Sarabia picked up the ball down the right before playing in Lemina, whose first-time shot in the box beat Vicario.
Back-to-back defeats leave Spurs second with 26 points, while Wolves climb to 12th on 15 points.
Referee: Tim Robinson. Assistants: Timothy Wood, Wade Smith. Fourth official: Thomas Bramall. VAR: Paul Tierney. Assistant VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis.