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Tottenham suffer 2-1 defeat to Wolves’ two stoppage-time strikes

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Tottenham suffered a 2-1 defeat away at Wolves as two stoppage-time strikes denied Spurs the chance to return to the Premier League’s top.

Brennan Johnson’s early strike in the third minute gave Tottenham the lead up till the 90th minute when the Wolves got their equalizer to make it 1-1.

However, on the weekend Johnson got his first Spurs goal, the visitors suffered a late collapse at the Molineux.

Pablo Sarabia’s 90+1 and Mario Lemina’s 90+7 stoppage time goals snatched a thrilling but deserved 2-1 victory for the home team.

Tottenham were heading two points clear at the top of the table but have now suffered back-to-back defeats in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, the Wolves hit back from their controversial 2-1 loss at Sheffield United to underline their clear progress under Gary O’Neil.

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Spurs suffered their first wobble under Ange Postecoglou in their 4-1 defeat to Chelsea, having also lost James Maddison and Micky van de Ven until January with injuries.

Suspensions to Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie compounded their issues before arriving at Molineux. Yet, they initially showed no scars from Monday’s chaos and took the lead after just three minutes.

Wolves emerged in the same combative fashion after the break, and Jean-Ricner Bellegarde ballooned over, with Matheus Cunha also curling wide.

The hosts were getting closer and should have levelled after 54 minutes when Hwang Hee-Chan missed a golden chance.

The hosts’ dominance had nullified Spurs, but they were still behind, and their desperation for a leveller began to leave spaces, with Johnson curling wide after a rare break.

O’Neil’s side finally got the leveller they deserved when substitute Sarabia, on the pitch for just two minutes, collected Cunha’s clipped ball and smashed it past Vicario.

Then, in the seventh minute of stoppage time, Sarabia was sent scampering after a quick free-kick, and he found Lemina to turn in and send Molineux wild.