Tottenham v Wolves LIVE: Latest Premier League updates


Tottenham 0-0 Wolves

6 minutes: After Wolves’ bright start, it’s Spurs who are getting the ball now and trying a bit. When Wolves have the ball, new man Nunes looks really good, dribbling well across the pitch – although as I write he’s getting rattled by Ben Davies. File this under the “Welcome to the Premier League” challenge category.


Tottenham 0-0 Wolves

4 minutes: Trying to decipher the Wolves formation which looks to be 4-5-1. It’s certainly a back four, but Neto almost plays as an extra right-back because he follows Ivan Perisic all the way to that spot.


Tottenham 0-0 Wolves

2 minutes: Bright start for Wolves. They work the ball down the right where Neto crosses which is blocked back into his throwing path.


Kickoff! Tottenham v Wolves

We’re underway. The atmosphere is very good, the Spurs fans are ready for it.


Tottenham v Wolves

Just a few minutes until kick-off in north London and the players are about to take to the pitch. A reminder of our cast:

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Emerson, Hoiberg, Bentancourt, Perisic, Kuluszewski, Son, Kane. Subs: Doherty, Richarlison, Gil Salvatierra, Sessegnon, Forster, Tanganga, Lucas Moura, Lenglet, Bissouma.

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Jose Sa, Jonny, Collins, Kilman, Ait Nouri, Joao Moutinho, Neves, Matheus Luis, Daniel Podense, Goncalo Guedes, Pedro Neto. Subs: Jimenez, Huang, Sarkic, Bolly, Nelson Semedo, Gomez, Dendoncker, Traore, Cundle.

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)

Spurs players warming up before kick-off

(Action images via Reuters)


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BT Sport’s opening analysis focuses on the midfield battle and how Mateus Nunes, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves will shape up against Spurs duo Rodrigo Bentancourt and Pierre-Emile Hojberg – it could be that Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski will need to play a key role in preventing overload in this area.

However, the chatter of Hoddle, Cole and co is overshadowed by some excellent sprinkler action which gives them a good shower on the touchline. Beautiful to look at.


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Seven Portuguese players in today’s Wolves XI – is this their most Portuguese side yet?

A peek inside the Wolves locker room

(Wolves via Getty Images)


Conte escapes touchline ban for clash with Tuchel

Here’s the result of this clash between Tuchel and Conte – no touchline ban for Conte so he’ll be in the hole today:

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been fined £35,000 and banned for one match from the touchline for his clash with Antonio Conte in the Tottenham derby on Sunday.

Spurs manager Antonio Conte was also fined £15,000 after both managers admitted misconduct in several touchline clashes in the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

However, Tuchel’s touchline penalty was suspended, allowing the Chelsea manager to take his place in the hole in Sunday’s Premier League clash with Leeds.

The German’s ban has been suspended pending the publication of the written reasons from the independent commission that ruled on the punishments.

Tuchel and Conte went head-to-head several times on the touchline in Sunday’s London derby, with both managers sent off late in the game.

(AFP via Getty Images)


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However, Lage cautioned against expecting too much too soon from the club’s latest addition.

“He lives in a hotel, he doesn’t have a car yet and he has to learn to drive on the other side – but the most important thing for him is to feel comfortable,” said the Wolves boss.

“We are buying a player for the long term. We don’t put pressure on – if he comes off the bench and plays 20 minutes, I don’t want him to score three goals against Tottenham.

“What I want is for him to start gaining confidence and knowing his team-mates and playing like he did for Sporting.”


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Bruno Lage on new boy Mateus Nunes:

“I don’t know if anyone else (from a Champions League club) tried to sign him.

“But it’s not just about the money and the club, it’s about the project that you can offer for him at that moment.

“What I do know is when I started working with him, you could see what kind of player he is.”

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