Premier League: Harry Kane strike helps Tottenham Hotspur beat Wolves, boost European chances
Tottenham Hotspur moved to the 6th spot on the Premier League table after a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wandered on Sunday. The win boosts their hopes of clinching a European spot for next season.
Harry Kane scored his 22nd Premier League goal of the season during Spurs’ win over Wolves (Reuters Photo)
- Tottenaham Hotspur defeated Wolvehampton Wanderers 2-0 on Sunday
- Spurs are at the 6th spot with 59 points, 5 less than 4th-placed Chelsea
- Spurs look set to win at least a Europa League spot for next season
Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday boosted their chances of securing European football for next season with a crucial 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at home in their Premier League match. Harry Kane shone for Spurs, netting his 22nd goal of the league season.
Kane struck in the first half and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg doubled the lead at the hour mark to give Spurs a comfortable victory over Wolves. The win lifted Ryan Mason’s side to 6th on the Premier League table.
Spurs have 59 points, within five of fourth-placed Chelsea with two matches left. They are a point off Liverpool, who are fifth with a game in hand and visit second-bottom relegated West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Wolves remain 12th.
The performance was a vast improvement from Tottenham’s defeat at Leeds United last week, including a promising afternoon from Dele Alli who showcased his attacking skills and tricks as well as getting stuck in with defensive duties after falling out of favour under sacked manager Jose Mourinho earlier this season.
“We are not happy with where we are, we should be higher and we only have ourselves to blame,” Alli said.
“We are showing now what we can do but it is a bit too late. We just have to keep working hard and take it into the next season as well.”
Tottenham managed 24 shots while Wolves rarely threatened as the pacey Adama Traore’s crosses often found empty space, with the visitors clearly still missing the presence of injured striker Raul Jimenez.
Although Spurs would need a sensational set of results to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League, a sixth-place finish should be enough to make the Europa League next season following Leicester City’s FA Cup win on Saturday.
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