Vertonghen's late winner puts Spurs in fifth

15 Dec 2019
Jan Vertonghen, Spurs

Defender scores in stoppage time to give Tottenham Hotspur a 2-1 victory at Wolves

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Tottenham Hotspur moved up to fifth after Jan Vertonghen's stoppage-time header earned them a 2-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Lucas Moura put Spurs in front after eight minutes, beating three players before powering an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net.

Diogo Jota twice went close for the home side before Eric Dier's shot hit the post for Spurs.

Wolves started the second half brightly, with Raul Jimenez forcing a save from Paulo Gazzaniga before Adama Traore equalised midway through the second half with a venomous strike.

But late on Vertonghen rose to head in substitute Christian Eriksen's corner to make it four wins from five in the league under head coach Jose Mourinho.

Spurs are now on 26 points, three behind fourth-placed Chelsea and two clear of Wolves in eighth.

See: Wolves report | Spurs report

Next fixtures

Wolves: 21 Dec v Norwich (A)
Spurs: 22 Dec v Chelsea (H)

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