Spurs failed to do so, and could in turn be looking at another season of falling short in their pursuit of a first Premier League title.
It really was a sweet strike but some eagle-eyed fans took exception to the goal and with good reason.
If these players can keep their performances up all season as well as Wolves' other Championship stars such as Jota and Costa having more of a say, Wolves may be looking up the table rather than down this season. "We were nervous to start with, maybe over playing and over-doing some movements".
Neves was one of the stars of Wolves' march to the Championship title a year ago, responsible for several eye-catching goals along the way. He may just be 21, but this is the player Wolves revolve around, both for his ability and mentality. So he has a lot of progression.
Time will tell if Marco Silva is the man to take Everton forward but his side played with a maturity at times today that certainly bodes well for the season ahead.
His two goals and work rate throughout the entirety of the game was one of the key reasons why Everton earned a point, with the second goal being a thing of beauty.
Neves' resulting goal from the free-kick gave new life into a game that had gone flat and was falling away from the hosts' grasp.
"I will have to focus on the players I have in relation to the first three matches, because after Spurs there is an global break and I have a couple of weeks to recover people and prepare them better".
"It is not a red card". I know it's a great cup, it will stay in my mind, but I want to win all the trophies.