Tottenham v Wolves player ratings: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 8, Harry Kane 8; Adama Traore 7; Fabio Silva 4

Spurs boost Europa League hopes with comfortable 2-0 win

Harry Kane scored his 22nd Premier League goal of the season as Tottenham Hotspur eased to a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

After Kane's late first-half strike, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg grabbed Tottenham's second just past the hour to seal a victory which lifted Ryan Mason's team to sixth in the standings and boosted their hopes of Europa League football next season.

Kane, the league's leading scorer, struck on the stroke of halftime, shortly after seeing Conor Coady block his header on the goal-line, with the England defender then also clearing a goalbound follow-up shot from Giovani Lo Celso.

Hojbjerg spotted Kane with space in behind and played in the England captain who took the ball into the area and showed composure to hold off Coady and deliver a cool finish past a diving Rui Patricio.

"The most important thing is to win," said Mason. "Today our performance was excellent. We controlled the game.

"Our attacking players will be disappointed there weren't more goals – they deserved it.

"This is Tottenham Hotspur. We want to be playing in the biggest competition in the biggest games. This season hasn't gone to plan."

Player ratings from the match can be seen in the picture gallery above. To view the next image, click on the arrows or swipe if on a mobile device.

Published: May 16, 2021 08:06 PM

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