Tottenham player ratings vs Wolves: Pedro Porro shows promises as Fraser Forster wilts under heavy pressure

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Tottenham blew the chance to open up a seven-point gap to fifth-placed Newcastle as the Cristian Stellini interregnum ended with a 1-0 defeat at Wolves.

Adama Traore's smart finish off the underside of the bar settled an entertaining game after Spurs had twice hit the woodwork through Pedro Porro and Heung-min Son.

Dan Kilpatrick was at Molineux to rate the Spurs players...

Fraser Forster - 8

Parried effort from substitute Raul Jimenez back into the danger-zone for Adama's winner. Earlier had denied Jimenez and Ruben Neves (twice) with a smart, one-handed saves.

Cristian Romero - 7

In total control in the first hour but part of a much more open defence in the final third of the game.

Clement Lenglet - 6

Gave the ball away in a dangerous position, leading to a golden chance for Matheus Cunha.

Ben Davies - 6

Initially struggled with Adama's pace but defended well enough.


Pedro Porro - 7

Curled a 20-yard free-kick off the bar and saw a deflected effort brilliantly saved. He is getting better with every performance.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg - 6

A little flat-footed for the goal as Adama beat him to the loose ball. Looked to get the ball forward whenever possible.

Oliver Skipp - 7

Recycled the ball quickly and was tenacious in the middle of the park.

Ivan Perisic - 6

Forced a save from Jose Sa with a back-post header and put in a succession of crosses. But given his quality and experience, he needs to offer more in the way of end product.


Dejan Kulusevski - 6

Engaging battle with Max Kilman. Drew a fingertip save from Sa in the first half and created a chance for Lenglet, but well-marshalled by the defender.

Heung-min Son - 6

Crashed a shot off the bar, tested Sa and blazed over in a lively but unpolished performance. Also created a chance for Perisic with a free-kick.

Harry Kane - 6

Provided a focal point, battled well and made chances for teammates, but lacked a finishing touch of his own.


Lucas Moura (Kulusevski 77') - 6

Immediately got stuck in and set up a chance for Kane.

Emerson Royal (Porro 81) - 5

Put in one cross of note.

Richarlison (Davies 85') - 6

Not enough time to make an impact and will feel aggrieved at not starting or coming on sooner.

Not used: Austin, Sanchez, Dier, Danjuma, Tanganga, Sarr.