Tottenham has boosted their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League with a comfortable victory over the Wolves with goals from Harry kane and Hojbjerg.
Spurs are now five points adrift of top fourth positioned West Ham with a six-goal difference. With Everton, who plays later on Sunday, three points behind.
It was a decisive victory for the hosts, who hit the wood three times after creating many good chances.
Harry Kane saw a first-half attempt at left-handed. Before putting Spurs on the road and quietly circling the opener for Perre-Emile Hojbjerg with an acceptable half-time pass.
While the Wolves threatened the baby on vacation, they got forced to ride their luck from time to time. At the same time, Kane and Dele Alli both hit the right post within seconds.
And Hojbjerg surprisingly doubled Spurs’ advantage, who reacted first. After Wolves goalkeeper, Rui Patricio found Gareth Bale’s attempt to put the ball in the lower right corner.
Romain Saiss, Adam Traore, and Fabio Silva all had good chances to turn the visitors around. But not for the first time. This season was a frustrating day in front of goal for the Wolves. Who sits in 12th place at the table.
Kane and Alli play for Spurs.
This outstanding Spurs show was full of all that was missing from their defeat at Leeds eight days ago.
Interim coach Ryan Mason will be delighted with the intention and good form shown to his players. And can now hope Spurs can secure a place in the Europa League next term.
While it was not their goal at the start of the season, that would provide comfort at the end of the topsy-turvy campaign.
And would undoubtedly be an excellent final result in the Europa Conference League, which will include a summer qualifying round.
Kane, who scored the first goal of the month, will be keen to avoid the situation, especially as the European Championship season begins.
The England captain announced in advance his intentions for an excellent long-distance strike. That shattered the foundation of the Wolves post and became a positive one throughout.
Alli also impressed in front of the England manager watching Gareth Southgate, showing a glimpse of the qualities. That once made him the first choice of the Three Lions.
In his third consecutive debut, he thought of passing to Saiss on the right phone during the first half.
And the only disappointment would be that he hadn’t put on a good show with his first top goal since 7 March 2020.
Wolves miss natural killing.
Despite the recent escalation, the Wolves will still get relegated from their relegation zone. Since returning to the Premier League in 2018-19.
And while there may be a few complaints about the quality of their overall football. It’s easy to understand why – with three clubs down and Burnley able to find the net a few times.
The team paid a significant amount of money to Fabio Silva last September. But the youngster has to get used to the new world in difficult times, and it is still a work in progress.
That got highlighted by how he threw away the first two opportunities that could have put visitors first.
His first attempt was blocked, and he pulled a shotgun from a parallel area to the right of the Spurs penalty area. Just half an hour earlier.
Silva, 18, was also unsure when Morgan Gibbs-White gave him a chance in the middle of the second half. And he was sent off with eight minutes left.
While captain Conor Coady has gone downhill in the back and wiped twice in line before the break, manager Nuno Espirito Santo is likely to focus this summer on the other side of the pitch.
Dele’ loves football’ – they say
Interim Spurs coach Ryan Mason told BBC Sport: “The most important thing is to win. Today our performance was outstanding; we controlled the game.
“Our attacking players will surely be disappointed that there were no other goals they deserved it.
“Dele Alli is an expert. It is not easy for trained footballers to spend long hours on the sidelines.
“Dele started playing football three games ago; that means a lot to him. He loves football, and he runs and fights.
“And he is a little disappointed he did not score because he deserved it. He had an excellent game.
“This is Tottenham Hotspur. We want to play in the biggest tournament in the big games. This season has not yet got planned.”
The Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo told BBC Sport: “We lost a lot of things. Not every game, but especially when we admitted we were missing discipline, order. And aggression to resolve a simple situation.
“We made the same mistakes again. We didn’t test Hugo Lloris, we got in good shape, but we didn’t score.
“The finish was terrible. We want to keep trying to improve and find new solutions in our game.”
To Raul Jimenez, who continues to suffer from head trauma: “He is alive, meeting with a specialist on Tuesday. And being based on that information, we will decide what to do next.
“He works and trains, but we have to be patient. And he will not be able to pay for any mistake.”