Assou-Ekotto could face police probe

Harry Redknapp’s side had been beaten by Kevin Doyle’s third-minute

header, with the post-match incident occurring by the tunnel at

Spurs’ ground. Joe Jordan hauled the Cameroon international away

and led him down the tunnel, then the Spurs assistant boss later

gave his version of events to club’s security team. One eyewitness

said the Spurs defender raised his hands to the supporters neck

after receiving verbal abuse. “We are aware of the incident and we

are investigating,” said a Spurs spokesperson. “The police are

speaking to everyone involved.” It was a bitter end to an awful

afternoon for Spurs, who lost to Stoke at home earlier in the

campaign and drew at Aston Villa and Everton in their last games.

“We probably didn’t create enough chances,” admitted Redknapp. “We

had loads of the ball, probably about 80 per cent of the ball but

it’s hard when teams just sit in there. It’s hard to break them

down and they had no need to come out.” Despite their possession,

Wolves goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann was not stretched until late in

the game when Tom Huddlestone shot towards the top corner. It was

Huddlestone who gave away the foul on Karl Henry that led to Nenad

Milijas swinging over a free-kick for Doyle to head home. “I didn’t

think it was a foul for the goal,” Redknapp said. It was Wolves’

fourth win of the season, lifting their hopes of survival. Wolves

boss Mick McCarthy said: “Marcus Hahnemann’s not been diving around

making saves everywhere. I expect my keeper to have to make saves

when we go to Spurs. “I don’t care about stats. Somebody told me

the other day they had played well on prozone, but do I give a

flying about that? No I don’t. “Possession and passes and switching

play and really good stuff at times but Marcus made one really good

save and no, we haven’t been mullered. “They have to work like that

at every game. If we have any passengers we’re knackered.” The only

negative for McCarthy was David Edwards picking up an ankle injury

that could keep him out for two months. Redknapp had Luka Modric

back after the Croatia international fractured a fibula in August.

“He can open the door for you,” Redknapp said, after introducing

him just before the hour mark. “He has the ability to do that but

it will be a few weeks before we see the best of him.” Neither

Roman Pavlyuchenko or David Bentley were on the bench for Redknapp,

the latter having a row with his manager in the week for not giving

enough effort in a practice match. “They’re fit,” Redknapp said. “I

left them off the bench. There was no incident, he just played in a

practice match and didn’t deserve to be on the bench today, nor did

Pavlyuchenko. “Other players have worked hard all week to get in

the team, put in 110 per cent, I have to send a message out to them

as well sometimes.”