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Wolfsburg 2 - 3 Tottenham

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Tottenham Hotspur opened their NextGen series account with a 3-2 win over German side Wolfsburg.

An attacking second-half display from Spurs saw them come from a goal down to claim victory at the Elsterweg Stadion.
Wolfsburg  took the lead from the penalty spot early on through Philip Hauck in the first half after some defensive errors from the visitors.

Throughout the first period both sides fought hard for control in midfield and Tottenham's Alex Pritchard proved key for Spurs, unlocking Wolfsburg’s defense regularly and creating numerous chances.

The second half saw Spurs come out fighting. Their strikers received plenty of service, and this paid off on the hour with substitute Coulthirst finding the back of the net.

A cool finish from another substitute, Ruben Lameiras, put Spurs ahead with just ten minutes left. Alex Pritchard then extended the lead with a superb free-kick shortly after.

Wolfsburg showed their determination however and kept fighting right to the final whistle. They found their reward in injury time with a goal from Julian Brandt. Sadly for the home side this proved not to be enough, and an exciting game finished 3 – 2 to Tottenham.

The three points takes Spurs top of Group One ahead of Barcelona  and Anderlecht; each on one point.

Next up for the North London side is Barcelona at White Hart Lane next month whilst Wolfsburg travel to Belgium to play Anderlecht at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.

VfL WolfsburgvsTottenham Hotspur FC
WolfsburgTottenham Hotspur
2-3

Hauck 17' (p)

Brandt 91'

Coulthirst 63'

Lamerias 79'

Pritchard 82'

Venue: VfL-Stadion am Elsterweg Date: 22 Aug 2012, 18.30 LOCAL time

Wolfsburg:

Line up: Klaus, Kleihs, Sprenger, Sonnenberg, Strompen, Hauck, Avdijaj, Arnold, Muller (60), Brandt, Tille

Subs: Klinger, Busching, Wiswe, Palacios (60), Cigerci, Bulbul, Seguin

Coach: Fabian Wohlgemuth

Cards:

Tottenham Hotspur:

Line up: Vigouroux, McQueen, Ball, Veljkovic (60), Stewart, Dombaxe, Gallifuoco, McEvoy, Bentaleb, Pritchard, Coulibaly

Subs: Mcqueen, Mcgee, Coulthirst (60), Lamerias, Ogline

Coach:

Cards: Pritchard 45', Ball 75', Gallifuoco 75'