Wolves 2 Tottenham 3: Foyth flails but Pochettino's men hold on

Harry Kane's second-half strike ultimately proved the difference as Tottenham hung on for a thrilling 3-2 win at Wolves.

Erik Lamela celebrates his goal for Tottenham.   -  Getty Images

Tottenham survived a second-half Wolves fightback to leapfrog Arsenal into the top four with a hard-earned 3-2 away win on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino's men were made to work for three points as Juan Foyth, on his maiden Premier League start, conceded two penalties from which Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez eroded a three-goal buffer.

But the visitor held on amid a nervy final 10 minutes to condemn the host to a third successive defeat.

Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura had earlier struck in three first-half minutes before Harry Kane netted what proved the winner just after the hour with his first goal in four league appearances.

The match started on a sour note for Tottenham with an ankle injury cutting short Mousa Dembele's 250th club appearance.

Son Heung-min was introduced and helped lift the mood, providing the pass from which Lamela punished sleepy marking in the 27th minute.

Kieran Trippier delivered an even better assist less than three minutes later as his curling cross dropped perfectly for Lucas to head Spurs into a two-goal lead.

And everything seemed to be going its way when Jimenez had a goal ruled out for an incorrect offside flag against Matt Doherty.

The tide would have turned after the restart if not for Hugo Lloris, whose trio of fine saves took on extra significance as Kane fired in at the second attempt following Lamela's lead-up work.

Foyth's rash challenge in the box allowed Neves to finally beat Tottenham's skipper seven minutes later and the Argentine defender was at fault again 11 minutes from time, gifting Jimenez the final consolation after bundling over Jonny Castro Otto.

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