Tottenham 2 Wolves 3 – Player ratings

Joe Edwards rates the players as Wolves pull off a stunning 3-2 win at Tottenham.

Diogo Jota and Matt Doherty celebrate (AMA)
Diogo Jota and Matt Doherty celebrate (AMA)

Rui Patricio

Displayed quick reflexes to keep out Alli from close range, so was unfortunate to see Bergwijn open the scoring on the follow-up. Otherwise, Patricio confidently claimed a few high balls into the box. Could not do anything about Aurier's powerful strike into the corner. 7

Willy Boly

Wolves' towering defender got better as the game went on. The backline had a tough time in the opening 20 minutes, with the pace of Bergwijn and Lucas causing a fair amount of problems, but Boly put in an assured second-half display to help see out the win. 7

Conor Coady

The skipper wanted it to be tighter at the back after conceding three at Espanyol. The first half was not great from a defensive point of view but in the second, it was much more like it from him and as a whole. Made some solid tackles and accurate passes. 7

Romain Saiss

The Moroccan continues to make a strong case for player of the season. While Wolves' attacking prowess was what won this game, Saiss deserves credit for another solid outing on the left of the back three. Gets stuck in and reads the game very well. 8

Matt Doherty

Another goal, and an assist, for Doherty. Being an Arsenal fan, coming up with the goods going forward will have been especially pleasing for the Irishman. Stepped up his game in recent weeks and played a huge part in this excellent triumph for Nuno's men. 9

Joao Moutinho

As Wolves came to the fore in the second period, Moutinho was the one pulling the strings in the middle of the park. Was not the one scoring the goals, or directly providing them, but he carried out his work with great care and certainly played his part. 8

Ruben Neves

Lucky not to pick up a booking early on for a cynical foul on Lucas – something Mourinho was keen to point out post-match. Sometimes, though, you need to make those professional fouls and Neves, while not quite at his best, managed the game well. 7

Ruben Vinagre

Displayed his attacking talents as he played a lovely one-two and stuck in a dangerous cross which led to Doherty getting on the scoresheet. Defensively, though, Vinagre was caught out for both Spurs goals. Still has some work to do in that respect. 6

Adama Traore

Went off towards the end as he dislocated his shoulder for the third time this term. That is a worry and may need a closer look in the summer, but the Spaniard – while not everything came off for him – gave Spurs a tough time with his always-frightening speed. 8

Raul Jimenez

Actually one of his quietest displays of the season, with him drifting out wide and not seeing a lot of the ball. But when he needed to turn on the style, he did, sealing the win with a superb finish past Gazzaniga. The mark of a top striker, now on 22 for the campaign. 8

Diogo Jota

Outstanding from start to finish. Got on the scoresheet from point-blank range and then produced some magic as he weaved past Lucas, drove at Tottenham's defence and set up Jimenez for the winner. At the top of his game, tearing teams apart limb from limb. 9


Pedro Neto (for Traore, 74)

Put himself about up top. 6

Leander Dendoncker (for Jota, 79)

Shored things up a bit. 6

Daniel Podence (for Jimenez, 90)

Not enough time. N/A

Subs: Ruddy (gk), Kilman, Buur, Gibbs-White

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