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Jimenez And Sa Get 8 | Wolves Players Rated In Impressive Win Vs Tottenham Hotspur

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Wolverhampton Wanderers clashed heads with Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier today as they looked to grind out a win on the road. The West Midlands outfit made a great start to the game as they scored the opener in the sixth minute courtesy of Raul Jimenez’s excellent finish. Leander Dendoncker doubled Wolves’ advantage just 12 minutes later when he found the back of the net with a good finish. Bruno Lage’s men sat on their lead well and went into the half-time break 2-0 up on the scoreline.

Wolves sat on their lead well in the second 45 minutes and secured an impressive 2-0 win away at North London.

Let’s take a look at how each Wolves player performed during the match against Spurs.

GK: Jose Sa – 8/10

The Wolves goalie made plenty of important saves at the back and earned a great clean sheet away from home.

CB: Max Kilman – 7.5/10

Kilman secured the ball back a few times and cleared the danger when required on the defensive end of the field.

CB: Conor Coady – 7/10

The English defender didn’t take any chances when clearing his lines at the back. He was strong in the air and organized his backline relatively well during the game.

CB: Romain Saiss – 7/10

He won a couple of aerial duels and made two crucial interceptions inside his half. Saiss will be happy with the clean sheet today.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur blocks the shot of Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 13, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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RM: Nelson Semedo – 7/10

Semedo did his fair share of defending and was quite lively in the Tottenham half.

CM: Leander Dendoncker – 7.5/10

Dendoncker was there in the right place to score Wolves’ second goal. He even offered decent protection for his teammates at the back.

CM: Ruben Neves – 7/10

The Portugal international anchored the midfield with conviction but lacked creativity with his passing.

CM: Luke Cundle – 7/10

He made some important defensive contributions and was quite accurate with his ball distribution.

LM: Rayan Ait-Nouri – 7/10

Ait-Nouri was solid at the back and created one key chance in the final third.

ST: Daniel Podence – 7/10

He was always willing to have a strike at goal but was not clinical during his time on the field.

ST: Raul Jimenez – 8/10

The Mexican sensation opened the goal-scoring with an excellent finish. He was a real threat inside the Tottenham penalty box until his substitution in the 85th minute.

Substitutes:

ST: Hwang Hee-Chan – N/A

He hardly had any time to make an impact.

CM: Trincao – N/A

Trincao didn’t get enough minutes to warrant a rating.

ST: Fabio Silva – N/A

He came on to run the clock down.

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