LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur held 3-2 at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Premier League on Saturday after a two-half penalty kick.
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Tottenham appeared to be on their way to a comfortable win after advancing two goals after the first half hour. Erik Lamela swung the ball past Sun Hyung-min and hit the net and then around Lucas Mora's cross-pass Kieran Tribier with a header in the net.
Wolverhampton scored a goal from the referee before the end of the first half due to infiltration, but the television replays showed the error of the verdict.
Harry Kane ended a close-range attack with an hour's play after a good job from Lamela, but Robin Neves narrowed the gap from a Wolverhampton penalty after Tottenham defender Juan Voith dropped his first appearance in the league against Raul Jimenez.
Voith made another penalty after a counter-attack against Johnny Castro and Jimenez fired the ball successfully, sending goalkeeper Hugo Lauris in the wrong direction to make it 3-2 12 minutes from time.
Wolverhampton's pressure, but he could not shake Loris again and Tottenham return to the semi-finals.
This is the third consecutive defeat of coach Nuno Espirito Santo to drop to 11th in the standings.
Esperito said the canceled goal would have made a big difference.
"We had to go back to the game when everyone thought we had lost the game. The players did their best and risked. We made the difference and maybe we deserved a draw.
Tottenham had an early blow to Moussa Dembli at the start, especially with a focus on victory and also thinking of an irreplaceable match against PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday.
"After 3-0 progress, I think our goal has been shaken unacceptably," said Tottenham coach Mauricio Pocetino. We have caused our problems but playing here is difficult so I am happy.
He added that he hoped that his injury would not be serious.
Wolverhampton will be a guest of Arsenal while Tottenham play with Crystal Palace in the next round of the Premier League.
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