Tottenham win on penalties after the Wolves fight back – sport news

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Tottenham defeated the Wolves on a penalty shootout to advance to round four of the Carabao Cup after taking a two-goal lead in regular time.

Goals from Leander Dendoncker and Daniel Podence undermined previous efforts by Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Kane to lead the game to penalties.

But Ruben Neves, Dendoncker and Conor Coady all missed the penalty shoot-out when Bryan Gil’s penalty was decisive for Tottenham.

Spurs travel to Burnley next.

French midfielder Ndombele broke into the box and converted defender Willy Boly to score the goal at Molineux before captain Kane made it 2-0 for Spurs in the 23rd minute after being played by Dele Alli.

Belgium midfielder Dendoncker headed into a Rayan Ait-Nouri corner before the break, then prepared Podence to level.

Goalkeeper John Ruddy kept the Wolves in the game and twice denied Kane with outstanding blocks on the line to lead the game to penalties.

With the score of 2-2 in the shootout, Neves shot past. Italian goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, who only made his second game for Spurs, saved Dendoncker after Gil converted.

The wolves’ fate was sealed when Coady hit the bar.

Bad news was also bad news for the Midlands when defender Yerson Mosquero was taken off the field on a stretcher in the fifth minute of his debut.

Wolves boss Bruno Lage: “It’s hard to lose this game because of our preparation.

“The way we create and play chances is the positive thing about this game. But the way we concede chances and goals from our opponents disappoints me a lot.”

Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo on Kane: “He has a lot more to give and it’s about the game to improve and grow together.

“In terms of squad and preparation, we have players with 65/70 units and we have players with 15 units.

“Until we manage to balance everything, it will be the moment when the players improve.”

“We spent a lot of time preparing for the penalty shootout because it’s not luck. It’s about having a goalkeeper who has the right information and the players are responsible.”

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