Joao Gomes Shows Promise in Win Against Tottenham

Joao Gomes had previously only scored once for Wolves following his £15m move from Brazilian side Flamengo in January 2023. However, he proved his worth with a double that sank Tottenham, nudging Spurs out of the Premier League’s top four.

Wolves manager Gary O’Neil praised his side’s “almost perfect” performance in the match against Tottenham. Gomes scored the first goal just before half-time and added another early in the second half to secure the win for Wolves. Gomes’ first goal came from an unmarked header from Pablo Sarabia’s right-wing corner. Just after the restart, Tottenham made it 1-1 after only 34 seconds into the second half. However, Gomes’ double proved to be the winning goals as Wolves secured a 2-1 victory.

O’Neil was thrilled with the result, describing the team’s performance as “close to perfect.” He expressed pride in the group and praised their ability to play through the Tottenham press. He also acknowledged that the team’s ability to create chances, despite missing some, ultimately helped them secure the win.

Spurs were aiming to fight back after conceding the first goal. Although they had managed to come from behind to win in recent home games, they were unsuccessful this time around. Only eight times in this campaign had they conceded the first goal, managing to win four times and draw twice in the seven previous occasions.

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou expressed his disappointment with the result, attributing it to a lack of concentration and discipline from his team. Despite their best efforts to get back in the game, they could not break through the Wolves defense.

The win over Tottenham saw Wolves briefly move up to 10th place in the table, only to drop back to 11th when Chelsea drew 1-1 at Manchester City in the late kick-off. The victory marked a significant moment for Gomes, showcasing his potential since joining the club from Flamengo.

Gomes’ standout performance in the match earned him the “player of the match” title, solidifying his contribution to the team’s success. Wolves will be looking to build on this victory and continue their positive momentum as they push for a higher position in the Premier League table.

Overall, Joao Gomes’ double against Tottenham showcased his talent and potential, providing a glimpse of what he can offer to Wolves as they progress through the Premier League season.

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