Patient Tottenham please Harry Redknapp


Harry Redknapp paid tribute to the patience of his Tottenham Hotspur players after they came from behind to defeat Wolves 3-1 at White Hart Lane.

Steven Fletcher's 45th minute opener looked like it might be enough for the visitors to leave with all three points.

Spurs lost 1-0 to struggling Wigan on their last home league outing three weeks ago, but Rafael van der Vaart's 76th minute penalty was to prove the turning point.

Eleven minutes later substitute Roman Pavlyuchenko edged Redknapp's side ahead for the first time and Alan Hutton's late strike added a final gloss to the scoreline.

"I wasn't at all disappointed with how we played. I was disappointed to be 1-0 down," said Redknapp.

"But I couldn't criticise the players for the way we tried to play, the way we moved the ball around.

"I thought we did as well as we could and made opportunities. We just needed to stick one away.

"And when the chances came, it was important we tried to finish them.

"We stuck at it and that was good. It was a great result for us."

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