The Archive | Spurs 3-1 Wolves | 18.09.10
Thu 13 May 2021, 09:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Rafa van der Vaart hit the spot on his home debut against Wolves in 2010.
Fans favourite Rafa struck his first goal at the Lane from the penalty spot to level against a tigerish Wolves side on 77 minutes in this Premier League clash.
Alan Hutton won that spot-kick and it was the Scottish defender's day, as he secured the three points with the third goal in added time. In-between, Roman Pavlyuchenko fired us into a 2-1 lead with just three minutes remaining. We had bossed the first half but chances came and went before Steven Fletcher gave Wolves the lead just before the break.
But it was going to be Rafa's day as Harry Redknapp's substitutes - Hutton introduced just before half-time, Pavlyuchenko midway through the second half - made their mark to take us to fourth in the table after five games.
Spurs 3-1 Wolves - the highlights
Spurs: Cudicini, Kaboul (Hutton 45), Gallas, King, Assou-Ekotto, Jenas, Huddlestone, Bale, van der Vaart (Lennon 86), Keane (Pavlyuchenko 67), Crouch. Substitutes (not used): Pletikosa, Bassong, Palacios, Kranjcar.
Wolves: Hahnemann, Stearman, Craddock, Ward, Mancienne (Bent 90), Foley, Henry, Jones, Jarvs (van Damme 54), Fletcher (Edwards 58), Doyle. Substitutes (not used): Hennessy, Elokobi, Guedfioura, Ebanks-Blake.
Goals: Spurs - van der Vaart (penalty) 77, Pavlyuchenko 87, Hutton 90+1. Wolves - Fletcher 45.
Venue: White Hart Lane.