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09:00 10th February 2013

Wolves complete Spurs double

In what was Wolves' first season in the top flight for five years, one of the highlights of a campaign which resulted in relatively comfortable survival was a double over Tottenham Hotspur.
After Kevin Doyle's early goal had given Wolves an unexpected victory at White Hart Lane just prior to Christmas, Harry Redknapp brought his side to Molineux looking for revenge in February.
Mick McCarthy's Wolves were without a win in six games, and were coming off the back of a heartbreaking late defeat to Birmingham City at St Andrew's.
However, the home side - with Adlene Guedioura making his first start in gold and black - were the better team throughout, and scored the decisive goal just before the half hour.
A flowing move resulted with Matt Jarvis playing in a low cross from the left and Dave Jones arriving right on cue to sweep the ball into the bottom corner of Heurelho Gomes' net, to give Wolves a lead that they richly deserved.
Jarvis then had appeals for a penalty waved away as a buoyant Wolves continued to take the game to their more illustrious opponents, while at the other end, Marcus Hahnemann stood firm to repel the limited threat carried by Spurs.
The three points lifted Wolves out of the drop zone and paved the way for a strong finish to the season, which included wins at Burnley and West Ham and creditable draws with Aston Villa and Everton.
After the game, McCarthy praised his side's teamwork and work ethic, which would ultimately see Wolves finish the season in 15th position, eight points clear of the relegation zone. 

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