Rampant Wolves raid Wembley to hurt Spurs’ title hopes

Tottenham’s Harry Kane: Efforts not enough to secure victory for Spurs 

Tottenham Hotspur’s status as English Premier League title-chasers was seriously harmed on Saturday as they fell to a first defeat in seven league games.

They lost the lead to go down 1-3 at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Harry Kane fired a largely unimpressive Spurs side in front midway through the first half, picking the ball up from deep out wide.

He cut inside to find the top corner from outside the area with a sumptuous strike on his weaker left foot, for his fourth goal in three league games.

But it was not enough to see off the dogged visitors.

They have taken points off some of the biggest teams such as Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United in their return to the top-flight.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side levelled in the 72nd minute with a towering header to a corner kick by French defender Willy Boly, after a period of sustained pressure around Tottenham’s area.

Mexican forward Raul Jimenez then gave them the lead in the 83rd minute and Helder Costa sealed the win with a counter-attack goal in the 87th.

A first home defeat since late October leaves second-placed Tottenham six points adrift of Liverpool who can widen that gap when they host Arsenal later on Saturday.

Also, Manchester City could reclaim second spot if they win at Southampton on Sunday.

Tottenham Hotspur FC is a professional football club in London, England that  competes in the English Premier League.

Wembley Stadium will be the club’s home ground for 2018/2019 season until the Tottenham Hotspur stadium opens in 2019.(Reuters/NAN)