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Shaka Hislop suggests Wolves are now in pole position to finish fourth

Former Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop believes Wolves could now be pole position to finish fourth in the Premier League.

Wanderers got a fantastic result against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend, beating them 2-0 in London.

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Bruno Lage’s side were able to bounce back from the loss to Arsenal, with Raul Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker on target for the visitors.

The result saw Wolves leapfrog Spurs in the Premier League table.

And results elsewhere this weekend have been quite kind to Wolves. Manchester United could only draw with Southampton on Saturday. And West Ham United were held by Leicester City on the late game on Sunday.

It means that at the time of writing, Lage’s side are just four points off the top four.

And Wolves have a couple of games in hand on the Hammers.

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In the eyes of Hislop, Wolves might just have the edge in the race for that fourth spot now.

He said on the ESPN UK YouTube channel: ” Wolves, with games in hand on West Ham and given that run and how difficult they are to beat, I’m kind of believing they are in pole position right now to finish in the top four.

“Games in hand aren’t much good if you don’t them. So, of course, there’s that caveat. But if you’re Wolves, and you’re sitting in that dressing room and you know the football you’ve been playing and you know the run you’ve been on, you’re quietly confident.”

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Wolves are certainly looking really good right now.

Lage has had some fantastic results in recent months. Beating Manchester United in January and Spurs at the weekend just show Wanderers are not just in it to make up the numbers.

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Wolves probably aren’t quite in pole position, as ex-Hammer Hislop suggests. Arsenal have only played 22 games and currently have 39 points.

They’ll fancy replacing West Ham in that fourth spot. But the Gunners play Wolves again next week in that re-arragned fixture. And victory for Wanderers at the Emirates would certainly make headlines.