Tottenham Hotspur come from behind to sink Wolverhampton Wanderers

Tottenham 3 Wolverhampton 1
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Tottenham scored three times in the final 15 minutes as they battled back from a goal down to claim their first home win of the season against Wolves in the Barclays Premier League.

Wolves striker Steven Fletcher shocked the hosts just before half-time when he turned in the game's opening goal and Spurs looked set for another disappointing afternoon at White Hart Lane as the match entered the final 15 minutes.

But the turnaround began when Alan Hutton's run into the area was halted by Stephen Ward's mistimed diving challenge, with deadline-day signing Rafael van der Vaart coolly converting the penalty.

Substitute Roman Pavlyuchenko fired Spurs ahead in the 86th minute when Tim Huddlestone shot was deflected into his path before Hutton fortuitously netted in injury time to seal a 3-1 home victory.