Wolverhampton Wanderers fell to a 2-0 defeat in the Premier League yesterday at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were beaten relatively easily down in north London.

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Aston Villa losing to Crystal Palace means there is still faint hope of finishing above them in the table, which is about the only thing left to play for.

For the clash against Spurs, Nuno decided to start Fabio Silva in attack.

It was his third successive league start, and came as a result of bright performances against Brighton and West Bromwich Albion.

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But Silva struggled against the Tottenham defence, and showcased some poor finishing on the day.

Many people have moved to criticise the star, especially neutrals who have not necessarily watched his progression in recent weeks.

But some have come to the teenager’s defence, recognising he is still very young and is operating with a £35 million price tag (BBC Sport).

Darren Bent was one such person, writing on Twitter in response to fellow talkSPORT pundit Jamie O’Hara: “He’s only young you have to give him time, and the price tag ain’t his fault.

“I think the plan was to shadow Jimenez for a couple years, then give him more game time, I do like him , he’s raw that’s all.”

Some level-headed Wolves fans gave similar takes on social media after the game.

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