Wolves 1-0 Tottenham LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Wolves 1-0 Tottenham LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Wolves vs Tottenham LIVE!

Adama Traore struck to boost Wolves' survival hopes and deliver a damaging blow to Tottenham's Champions League dream. The forward's first goal since October eased relegation fears at Molineux as the hosts bagged a gritty 1-0 win.

Pedro Porro and Son Heung-min hit the crossbar but Spurs sank to a disappointing defeat on the eve of boss Antonio Conte's comeback. Conte will return on Sunday after recovering from gallbladder surgery to a side fourth in the Premier League but low on confidence and struggling to find their killer instinct.

Victories over West Ham and Chelsea had hauled them into the Champions League spots, but a scrappy defeat at Molineux only showed their fragility - following the midweek FA Cup exit at Sheffield United.

Having played two games more than the chasing pack, their fourth spot looks anything but secure.

Wolves vs Tottenham highlights

  • GOAL! Traore strikes late

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur FC

Thanks for joining us!

17:19 , Marc Mayo

Wolves condemn Tottenham to another disappointing defeat as Spurs fail to make headway in the race for Champions League football.

Recap the action with our match report!

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Tottenham player ratings

17:12 , Marc Mayo

Dan delivers his ratings with one Spurs star “getting better with every performance”.

Read the full story!

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Huge win for Wolves

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Up to 13th with a six-point gap to the dropzone with that win.

A humbling one for Spurs

17:03 , Marc Mayo

The second late defeat away from home in a week and few could argue with it after a limp second-half display.

FULL TIME! Wolves 1-0 Tottenham

16:58 , Marc Mayo

Spurs beaten again.

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16:56 , Marc Mayo

90+2 mins: Traore wins a corner and Wolves enjoy a chance to play it short before Richarlison drops deep to help Spurs clear.

It doesn’t go very far, though, and Romero slides a rough one into Semedo for another corner.

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90 mins: Four minutes added on.


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89 mins: Jimenez taps in at the far post from Semedo’s cross-shot but the flag is up!

Replays confirm the decision.

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87 mins: Tricky move from Spurs through Royal and Moura down the right, the latter winning a corner which Dawson sends clear.

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86 mins: Traore, a former Spurs target of course, has Wolves rising to 13th in the table if the final whistle were to sound now.

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84 mins: Spurs throw on Richarlison for Davies.

Dan Kilpatrick at Molineux

16:48 , Marc Mayo

Spurs’ gamble at Sheffield United is on course to backfire even more spectacularly after Adama’s goal. If their selection midweek was off, the subs from Conte/Stellini this afternoon have been very odd.

GGGGGGOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Wolves 1-0 Tottenham

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82 mins: TRAORE!

Forster parries a fierce Jimenez shot back into the box and Traore pings an effort in off the underside of the crossbar! What a massive moment for both teams.

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81 mins: More fresh legs for Spurs as Royal replaces Porro, whose had his best game for the club in what is admittedly not a crowded field.

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80 mins: Moura picks out Kane and he lets it run to shoot at the Wolves goal - but Kilman deflects it wide!

Dan Kilpatrick at Molineux

16:42 , Marc Mayo

Spurs’ first substitute is Lucas Moura, on for Kulusevski. You imagine that is quite a difficult moment for Richarlison and Arnaut Danjuma.

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77 mins: Kane flies a shot over the bar and Stellini goes to his bench.

Kulusevski has been quiet today, and in recents week, with Moura coming on down the right wing.

Wolves chance!

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74 mins: Wolves sweep a crisp passing move through the heart of the Tottenham defence and Cunha fluffs his finish!

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73 mins: Kilman will play through that issue as the final knockings of the game approach.

Still goalless.

16:35 , Marc Mayo

71 mins: That Wolves momentum looks to have been spiked by Kilman remaining on the turf after that chance, with an issue not related to his earlier bloodied nose.

The hosts have used up all their substitutes as the physios work on his right ankle.

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70 mins: Tottenham get the corner half clear after a dangerous knockdown by Dawson and there’s Neves again with a sharp volley... just over!

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69 mins: Neves unleashes one of his trademark long-range rockets which Forster palms away after scrambling across his line.

Moments later, the Portuguese midfielder goes for it again with Forster again parrying over!

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67 mins: Final two changes from Wolves as Nunes and Sarabia are replaced by Moutinho and Cunha.

Dan Kilpatrick at Molineux

16:30 , Marc Mayo

It’s a much more open game at Molineux since half-time, although Spurs are still on top and having the lion’s share of possession and chances.

Pedro Porro is improving with every game in a Spurs shirt and has just gone close again.

Elsewhere in the Premier League

16:29 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea lead Leeds and Arsenal have pulled it back level after going two down to Bournemouth.

Brighton are trouncing West Ham with Aston Villa a goal up on ten-man Crystal Palace.

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64 mins: Sa flings himself to tip over a deflected effort from Porro.

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61 mins: Kulusevski booked on what’s been a busy day for the referee.


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59 mins: Spurs getting a foot on the ball to quell the rising volume at Molineux.

Sa holds onto a long-range effort from Son.

Wolves chance!

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55 mins: Kulusevski wants a foul but nothing is forthcoming as Wolves pick up the pace.

Traore from the right picks out Jimenez and Forster denies him! Good stop from the hosts’ first shot of the game.

16:17 , Marc Mayo

53 mins: Kane wins a foul off Dawson in a central spot, 25 yards from goal.

Porro hit the bar earlier but isn’t near this one, Kane rifling a shot into the wall and Sa collects Porro’s deflected rebound.

Wolves chance!

16:15 , Marc Mayo

51 mins: Jimenez gets down the left channel and crosses for the unmarked Semedo at the far post... it’s just beyond him!

Wolves’ best chance of the game.

Dan Kilpatrick at Molineux

16:14 , Marc Mayo

For all their shortcomings, Spurs know how to start second halves!

For the third league game running, they nearly score within seconds of the restart, only for Son to crash his effort off the bar.

It look like it took a slight nick off Craig Dawson.

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49 mins: Wolves have reverted to a 3-4-3 after the half-time substitutions, Collins joining the back three and Traore high up on the right flank.

Tottenham chance!

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47 mins: Hojbjerg gets away with a potential foul and Kane feeds Son... OFF THE BAR!

Kick-off! Wolves 0-0 Tottenham

16:09 , Marc Mayo

Wolves bring Traore and Collins on for Neto and Lemina as the second half begins.

Stats check

16:07 , Marc Mayo

Wolves did not fire a shot off in that half, while Tottenham conjured up 11 and three on target.

Spurs edging possession 56-44 per cent with all three corners going to the visitors.

A scrappy 15 fouls, averaging one every three minutes, are just about evenly split.

Around the grounds

16:04 , Marc Mayo

A shock is brewing at the Emirates after Bournemouth’s ninth-second opener against Arsenal.

Brighton lead West Ham and Crystal Palace are losing at Aston Villa, both of which are good scorlines in Wolves’ bottom-half battles.

Dan Kilpatrick’s half-time verdict at Molineux

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Goalless and scrappy but Spurs with all the possession and chances. Porro crashed a freekick off the bar and Sa saved from Son, Kulusevski and Perisic.

Spurs will need to raise the tempo after half-time as they have done in the league recently.

Not bad from Spurs

15:58 , Marc Mayo

Not bad. Not great, either.

Tottenham started brightly but lost their way as the game became increasingly drawn-out and scrappy, not helped by mutliple injury stoppages.

Dejan Kulusevski and Ivan Perisic have both tested Jose Sa before Pedro Porro’s late free-kick rattled the crossbar.

Half time! Wolves 0-0 Tottenham

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A very long first half comes to an end without a goal.

15:53 , Marc Mayo

45+7 mins: Spurs now ending the half the better team with Kane unfortunate not to win a foul in the Wolves D.

Dan Kilpatrick at Molineux

15:52 , Marc Mayo

Have Spurs finally found a compelling alternative to Harry Kane’s hopeless free-kicks? Perhaps. That was a fine effort from Pedro Porro, who crashes off the bar from 20 yards.

Tottenham chance!

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45+5 mins: Porro and Kane over it with a delay as Wolves’ wall is rather undisciplined.

Porro to take... OFF THE BAR!

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45+4 mins: Good inward run from Perisic is ended 25 yards from goal by Neves’ dragback. A stonewall booking.

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45+3 mins: A fine finish to the half for Wolves with Spurs unable to create anything on the break.

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45 mins: A chunky amount of injury time, as expected. Eight minutes.

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44 mins: Davies fine to continue after landing heavily from an aerial duel.

With the defender off the pitch, Sarabia gets in down the right and crosses for Jimenez... cleared.

Naturally, a foul then ends the moment and Kane takes it quick for Son to run in behind and fire over! The flag goes up to save his blushes.

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42 mins: Now Spurs have an injury problem as physios rush on to treat Davies.

Tottenham chance!

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41 mins: Son swings in a deep free-kick which Persici heads across goal... Sa parries wide!

The corner is flicked on by Perisic towards Kane but Lemina clears and Skipp fouls Neto. Wolves want a booking - no dice.

15:40 , Marc Mayo

39 mins: This most stop-start of stop-start games continues to meander with a Wolves move shut down by Jimenez fouling Romero.

Kane then grapples Lemina a bit too vociferously to concede a free-kick upfield.

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36 mins: Wolves physios finally deal with Kilman’s bleeding. He’ll be okay to continue, after swapping to a clean shirt, with this half far from over given two long stoppages will take us deep into stoppage time.

15:34 , Marc Mayo

32 mins: Another sturdy challenge from Lemina on Kane, the defensive midfielder dropping deep to man-mark Kane to allow the Wolves centre-backs to deal with Son and Kulusevski.

But one of those defenders, Kilman, now has picked up an issue. A bit of blood coming from his nose.

Replays show he bounced off Kulusevski away from the ball and came out second best.

15:32 , Marc Mayo

31 mins: Lemina leaves a little on Kane as the Spurs man is blocked from chasing down a through ball. Looked a little painful for Kane but he carries on as a looped cross from the left is cleared.

15:30 , Marc Mayo

29 mins: Back underway now with Jimenez on for Wolves. We’ll have plenty of added-on time later.


Dan Kilpatrick at Molineux

15:28 , Marc Mayo

More striker woes for toothless Wolves, with Diego Costa, who is still yet to score for the club, taken off on a stretcher after being landing awkwardly by Oliver Skipp. Raul Jimenez, without a league goal this season, is coming on.

15:27 , Marc Mayo

25 mins: Premier League CEO Richard Masters watching on in the stands as Costa continues to receive treatment.

The veteran landed awkwardly from fighting Skipp for the ball, with no contact from the Spurs man. He’ll have to come off.

15:25 , Marc Mayo

24 mins: Tottenham bossing possession with Wolves still yet to have a shot.

Costa is down injured though so a stoppage in play.

15:22 , Marc Mayo

20 mins: Good period of pressure from Tottenham, who are not afraid to whack it from distance this afternoon.

Wolves survive however yet Dawson has a little knock after being struck by one of those powerful shots.

Tottenham chance!

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19 mins: Kulusevski shoots across goal and Sa parries it wide!

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17 mins: Decent ball in from Perisic on the left and Kane plucks it with his back to goal, Skipp eventually firing into the crowd.

Sa prevents the corner but tries to pass it out under pressure! Wolves narrowly escape...

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14 mins: Another decent ball from the left is hacked clear by Skipp before Kilman calmly deals with Kulusevski’s break. Better from the hosts.

15:14 , Marc Mayo

12 mins: Wolves’ take their first chance to enjoy some possession with some non-threatening play in the middle third.

Neto has a go at Porro down the left and the Spurs defender fails to marshall the ball into touch, Nunes whipping a cross in at the near post which Costa cannot turn past Forster.

Dan Kilpatrick at Molineux

15:11 , Marc Mayo

Given the way Spurs have so often started games this season, this has to go down as encouraging opening ten minutes.

The visitors are having more of the ball than Wolves and already playing with more urgency than at Sheffield United on Wednesday.

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15:09 , Marc Mayo

7 mins: Perisic hesitates from a shooting opportunity and the move breaks down with a handball by Son.

All Spurs early on, can they forge a clear chance?

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5 mins: Son pops up on the right to swing an effort at Sa from range, which the goalkeeper is equal to.

Spurs showing plenty of intent so far with Wolves not able to string much of a move together in reply.

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4 mins: Lovely turn from Kulusevski to beat Jonny and roll Kane through on goal - but Kilman is there to mop up and win a throw-in off the Spurs striker.

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2 mins: Spurs looking for a calm start with some early possession, Perisic crossing for Kulusevski.

His shot is blocked and Porro gets a volley all wrong! It flies well off target.

Kick-off! Wolves vs Tottenham

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A blast of Hi Ho Wolverhampton from the home fans and referee Tim Robinson blows his whistle to get us underway!

Here come the players!

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Harry Kane and Ruben Neves lead the two teams out at Molineux.

Tottenham out to bounce back

14:55 , Marc Mayo

Much has been written of the midweek defeat in the FA Cup but Spurs can turn the page on it with a win today.

Their last Saturday 3pm kick-off was the 4-1 disaster at Leicester - which followed a seven-game winning run in these games.

A huge game for Wolves

14:52 , Marc Mayo

The Black Country club racked up back-to-back home wins in their fight against relegation before a shock in Bournemouth’s recent visit to Molineux.

They are unlikely to end the weekend back in the dropzone if they lose today but things don’t get much easier from here with a trip to Newcastle next week.

Wolves vs Tottenham: Countdown to kick-off

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The warm-ups are complete at Molineux with this meeting of fourth and 15th due to begin in just ten minutes’ time...

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Will Diego Costa be back to haunt Spurs?

14:46 , Marc Mayo

As a Chelsea player, Costa won three of his six encounters with Tottenham and grabbed one of his two goals in the 2015 Carabao Cup final.

Leading the line for Spurs that day: Harry Kane...

Wolves vs Tottenham video preview

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Wolves vs Tottenham odds

14:37 , Marc Mayo

Wolves - 23/10

Draw - 23/10

Tottenham - 5/4

Odds via Betfair.

A huge day in the Premier League

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In the lunchtime kick-off, Manchester City beat Newcastle 2-0 in a good result for Tottenham and their top-four hopes.

Arsenal host Bournemouth, West Ham head to Brighton, Aston Villa take on Crystal Palace and Chelsea face Leeds in the other 3pm games today.

Later on, a clash at the bottom pits Southampton against Leicester.

Wolves vs Tottenham: Countdown to kick-off

14:28 , Marc Mayo

The warm-ups are underway at Molineux with just over half an hour until the game begins.

Head-to-head record

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Tottenham have won four of the last five meetings between these two sides, including a 1-0 victory on home soil back in August when Harry Kane scored his 250th goal.

Wolves claimed a win in north London last February, when Raul Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker were on target to punish a sloppy display from the hosts.

Wolves wins: 30

Draws: 21

Spurs wins: 52

Tottenham thinking of Milan?

14:18 , Marc Mayo

Our reporter Dan Kilpatrick is at Molineux today, he’ll be firing in expert analysis during the game with Marc Mayo on the play-by-play calls. Keep an eye out for Dan’s player ratings later on too!

Diego Costa starts for Wolves

14:13 , Marc Mayo

Julen Lopetegui makes three changes to his Wolves XI with Diego Costa replacing Raul Jimenez up front.

Joao Moutinho drops out for Pedro Neto in a 4-3-3 formation that also features Jonny at left-back.

Five changes for Spurs

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A few surprises in the Tottenham XI as Emerson Royal is back on the bench after injury, keeping Pedro Porro in the line-up.

Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier drop out in defence so Clement Lenglet will line up alongside Ben Davies and Cristian Romero.

Oliver Skipp, Harry Kane and Dejan Kulusevski return as expected with Heung-min Son beating Richarlison to the final spot up front.

Today’s Wolves team

14:05 , Marc Mayo

Wolves XI: Sa; Semedo, Kilman, Dawson, Jonny; Lemina, Neves, Nunes; Sarabia, Costa, Neto.

Subs: Bentley, Ait-Nouri, Collins, Jimenez, Cunha, Toti, Moutinho, Gomes, Traore.

How Spurs line up

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Tottenham XI: Forster; Romero, Lenglet, Davies; Porro, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Perisic; Kulusevski, Kane, Son.

Subs: Austin, Royal, Tanganga, Sanchez, Dier, Sarr, Lucas, Richarlison, Danjuma.

Team news coming up!

13:57 , Marc Mayo

Not long now until we get the starting XIs for both teams confirmed...

Spurs are in the house

13:52 , Marc Mayo

Hosts have arrived!

13:48 , Matt Verri

Traore to step up?

13:42 , Matt Verri

Feels like Adama Traore is linked with a move to Tottenham every transfer window. It’s never happened though, and he’ll be looking to produce another telling contribution against Spurs here.

A strike like this would be very welcome for Wolves... only Everton have scored fewer goals in the Premier League so far this season.

Lopetegui labels Conte one of the best

13:32 , Matt Verri

Julen Lopetegui won’t go up against Antonio Conte this afternoon, but the Wolves boss has still been full of praise for the Italian in the build-up to this match.

“I wish the best for Antonio because he’s an incredible coach and I have a big respect for him, as a coach and as a person too,” Lopetegui said.

“He is one of the best coaches in the world and his career has always seen him at the top, so I hope that he is ready, as soon as possible, to start working again. This is the main thought.”


Stellini: Top four a success

13:25 , Matt Verri

Tottenham stand-in boss Cristian Stellini has insisted that finishing in the top four would make this season a success and says the squad must build a stronger mentality to challenge for trophies.

Spurs crashed out of the FA Cup with a dismal fifth-round defeat by Sheffield United midweek, likely extending their trophy drought into a 15th season, barring a miracle in the Champions League.

Asked if a top-four finish alone would be a success for the club, Stellini said: “Yes, yes. You have to believe in that. You have to believe in that, believe in yourself and you can change the season in every moment like we did last season.

“Everyone wants [a trophy],” he added. “We have to react immediately because that [Sheffield United] game was not good enough and we don’t want to be like this again.

“We don’t want to show this to the fans again but we have to create a good mentality in the reality, not only when we speak. Sometimes I feel that we speak too much about trophies and less about the mentality.”


Conte nearing Spurs return

13:15 , Matt Verri

Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte is set to return to work this weekend, but won’t take charge of the team at Molineux.

Conte is expected to be back in London on Saturday night and should return to Hotspur Way on Sunday before being in the dugout for Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 decider at home to AC Milan, with his side trailing 1-0 from the first leg.

“I said he would come back this week and straight after the match against Wolves he will be in London and in charge again from Sunday,” his assistant Cristian Stellini said on Friday. “The doctors decide this.”

Conte has been recuperating at home in Turin on and off since emergency gallbladder surgery on February 1.


Stage is set!

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Standard Sport prediction

12:59 , Matt Verri

Spurs’ sheer inconsistency will be infuriating for supporters - with excellent results against Manchester City, West Ham and Chelsea over recent weeks mixed in with defeats by Leicester, AC Milan and Sheffield United.

It seems that every time they appear to be making positive progress towards their aims, along comes a really poor performance and result to throw a spanner in the works and dampen any budding enthusiasm.

They will be favourites to get back on track at Molineux, though will have to be careful with Wolves, despite their struggles, more than capable of brushing aside big teams lacking in performance.

I’m expecting a low-key and attritional affair, with Tottenham to narrowly come out on top.

Tottenham to win, 1-0.

Tottenham team news

12:53 , Matt Verri

Emerson Royal will be back from injury for this afternoon’s clash.

The Brazilian missed the FA Cup fifth-round defeat by Sheffield United in midweek with a minor knee problem but is likely to return to the starting XI at Molineux this afternoon in place of January signing Pedro Porro.

Cristian Stellini and Antonio Conte made six changes at Bramall Lane but are also set to recall Cristian Romero, Oliver Skipp, Dejan Kulusevski and Harry Kane here.

Davinson Sanchez, Pape Matar Sarr, Lucas Moura and one of either Heung-min Son or Richarlison are set to drop out, with Stellini insisting on Friday there were no fresh injury concerns.

Ben Davies is also likely to switch from centre-half to left wing-back, where he was steady in the wins over West Ham and Chelsea, with Clement Lenglet returning to the back three and Ivan Perisic dropping to the bench.

Tottenham predicted XI (3-4-3): Forster; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Emerson, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Davies; Kulusevski, Richarlison, Kane.


12:46 , Matt Verri

Wolves are being troubled by a number of injury concerns at present, though will hope that January signing Matheus Cunha is quickly able to return from an ankle issue.

Malian midfielder Boubacar Traore should also be back soon after a groin problem, though striker Hwang hee-Chan is still out with a hamstring injury.

Winger Chiquinho is in the early stages of his comeback from knee trouble, with Sasa Kalajdzic a long-term absentee and Spanish full-back Hugo Bueno forced off in the first half at Anfield in midweek with a hamstring issue.

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How to watch Wolves vs Tottenham

12:37 , Matt Verri

TV channel: Today’s game will not be broadcast live on television in the UK due to ongoing 3pm blackout restrictions in English football. However, highlights are available on Match of the Day tonight, starting at 10:20pm on BBC One.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the highlights live online via the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action here, featuring expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick at Molineux.

Good afternoon!

12:30 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Wolves vs Tottenham!

FA Cup disappointment for Spurs in midweek - they need to swiftly put that behind them and respond this afternoon as they look to maintain their top-four push.

We’ll have all the latest build-up, team news and updates ahead of kick-off, which comes at 3pm GMT from the Molineux.

Stay. Tuned.