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Tottenham continue to worry about Premier League trend after belatedly conceding against Wolves

Romain Saiss appeared with a late header to secure a 1-1 draw for the home side – another last-minute goal conceded by the Lilywhites

TottenhamThe alarming inability to see the matches again pitted Wolves.

Spurs led early through Tanguy Ndombele on Sunday, but failed to maintain their advantage and were caught when Romain Saiss returned home four minutes from time.

Saiss’s effort meant Tottenham had to settle for a point, and continued a worrying trend for Jose Mourinho’s side.

According to Opta, Spurs have lost nine points in 2020-2021 with goals conceded in the last 10 minutes of matches, the most of any Premier League side.

1-1 draw with Wolves left Tottenham in fifth place in the table, six points behind leaders Liverpool.

Commenting on the performance on the club’s official website, Mourinho was happy with everything except his failure to kill the game, which left them open to a late shot.

“We are frustrated with the result”, Mourinho said. “We had control of the game.

“I think it was a strong performance defensively. To play against the wolves, I don’t remember Hugo [Lloris] making an important save that meant a lot, but when you score in the first minute you have 89 minutes to score more goals, we didn’t, and we weren’t even close to scoring a lot more goals.

“I have to give the Wolves credit, of course, because in losing they put pressure on us, a pressure that we handled the game very well, controlling the game very, very well, but we didn’t have that ambition and this desire to go. for more. “

Spurs lost their long undefeated streak on the domestic front to Liverpool on December 16, with Roberto Firmino scoring a goal in the last minute to seal a 2-1 victory for the champions.

Prior to that, an 81st minute goal from Jeffrey Schlupp saw Spurs drop two points to Crystal palace, while in October, Mourinho’s accusations inexplicably conceded three times in the last 10 minutes to cede a 3-0 lead to a 3-3 draw with West Ham.

Against Newcastle in September, a Callum Wilson penalty in the 90th minute denied Tottenham a victory.

Tottenham have taken just two points in their last four games and are in danger of losing touch with the Reds.

Spurs now have back-to-back home games against Fulham and Leeds – December 30 and January 2 respectively – and Mourinho will want to see his side demonstrate a greater offensive push.

After games with Fulham and Leeds, Spurs may take their attention away from the league as they have a Carabao Cup semi-final with Brentford followed by FA Cup clash in the third round with Marine.


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