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Tottenham Hotspur win 3-2 on penalties

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur (2-3 on pens): Bruno Lage's side knocked out after shootout

Harry Kane
Harry Kane had put Spurs 2-0 up in normal time before Wolves fought back to take the game to penalties

Tottenham beat Wolves in a shootout to reach the Carabao Cup fourth round after blowing a two-goal lead in normal time.

Goals from Leander Dendoncker and Daniel Podence cancelled out earlier efforts from Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Kane to take the game to penalties.

But Ruben Neves, Dendoncker and Conor Coady all missed in the shootout as Bryan Gil's penalty proved decisive for Tottenham.

Spurs travel to Burnley next.

French midfielder Ndombele broke into the box and turned defender Willy Boly to open the scoring at Molineux, before captain Kane made it 2-0 on 23 minutes for Spurs after being played though by Dele Alli.

Belgium midfielder Dendoncker headed in Rayan Ait-Nouri's corner before the break and then set up Podence to equalise.

Goalkeeper John Ruddy kept Wolves in the game, denying Kane twice with superb blocks on the line to take the match to spot-kicks.

With the scores level at 2-2 in the shootout, Neves blasted over. Italian keeper Pierluigi Gollini, playing only his second game for Spurs, saved from Dendoncker after Gil had converted.

Wolves' fate was then sealed when Coady hit the bar.

There was bad news too for the Midlands side when defender Yerson Mosquero was taken off on a stretcher in the fifth minute of his debut.

Wolves boss Bruno Lage: "It is hard to lose this game because of the way we prepared.

"The way we are creating chances and the way we are playing are the positive things from this game. But the way we are conceding chances and goals from the opposition makes me very disappointed.

Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo on Kane: "He has much more to give and it's about the game, improving and growing together.

"In terms of the squad and preparation we have players who have 65/70 sessions and we have players who have 15 sessions.

"Until we have been able to balance everything, then it will be the moment when the players will improve."

"We spent a lot of time preparing [for penalties] because it's not luck. It's having a goalkeeper who has the right info, the players taking the responsibility."

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 3-4-3

  • 21Ruddy
  • 14MosqueraSubstituted forCoadyat 9'minutes
  • 15Boly
  • 23Kilman
  • 2Hoever
  • 8NevesBooked at 47mins
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 3Aït-NouriSubstituted forNélson Semedoat 75'minutes
  • 10PodenceSubstituted forJoão Moutinhoat 84'minutes
  • 17Fábio SilvaBooked at 16minsSubstituted forTraoréat 45'minutes
  • 26Hwang Hee-Chan

Substitutes

  • 9Jiménez
  • 11Machado Trincão
  • 13Moulden
  • 16Coady
  • 22Nélson Semedo
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 37Traoré

Tottenham

Formation 4-3-3

  • 22Gollini
  • 25TangangaSubstituted forReguilónat 90+7'minutes
  • 4Romero
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 33Davies
  • 20AlliSubstituted forHøjbjergat 82'minutes
  • 29Skipp
  • 28NdombeleBooked at 83mins
  • 18Lo CelsoSubstituted forSon Heung-Minat 62'minutes
  • 10Kane
  • 11Gil

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 3Reguilón
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 14Rodon
  • 40Austin
  • 44Scarlett
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
28,798

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamTottenham
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2(2), Tottenham Hotspur 2(3).

  2. Penalties over

    Penalty Shootout ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2(2), Tottenham Hotspur 2(3).

  3. Post update

    Penalty missed! Still Wolverhampton Wanderers 2(2), Tottenham Hotspur 2(3). Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) hits the bar with a right footed shot.

  4. Post update

    Penalty saved! Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Post update

    Penalty saved! Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2(2), Tottenham Hotspur 2(3). Bryan Gil (Tottenham Hotspur) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

  7. Post update

    Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot is high and wide to the right. Rúben Neves should be disappointed.

  8. Post update

    Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2(2), Tottenham Hotspur 2(2). Sergio Reguilón (Tottenham Hotspur) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

  9. Post update

    Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2(2), Tottenham Hotspur 2(1). João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2(1), Tottenham Hotspur 2(1). Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  11. Post update

    Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2(1), Tottenham Hotspur 2. Hwang Hee-Chan (Wolverhampton Wanderers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  12. Penalties in progress

    Penalty Shootout begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Tottenham Hotspur 2.

  13. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Tottenham Hotspur 2.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Sergio Reguilón replaces Japhet Tanganga.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham Hotspur).

  16. Post update

    Ki-Jana Hoever (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  19. Post update

    João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur).

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