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26.09.2021 Football News

PL: Raul Jimenez returns to scoresheet as Wolves win at Southampton

By Eurosport
Raul Jimenez celebrates his goal for Wolves, Southampton vs Wolves, Premier League, St Mary's, Southampton, September 26, 2021

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LISTEN SEP 26, 2021
Raul Jimenez celebrates his goal for Wolves, Southampton vs Wolves, Premier League, St Mary's, Southampton, September 26, 2021 Image credit: Getty Images

Raul Jimenez's return to the scoresheet coincided with Wolves' second Premier League win of the season in a 1-0 victory over Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

The Mexican striker fractured his skull last November and missed the rest of last season, but since returning to competitive action this is the first time he has scored, and he did so in mightily impressive fashion.

Wolves 'keeper Jose Sa launched a ball forwards that was controlled brilliantly by Jimenez, who then beat Jan Bednarek for pace and cut inside, wriggling his way through the Southampton defence before finishing past Alex McCarthy with considerable composure in the 61st minute.

It was a moment of individual brilliance in a game otherwise severely deficient of it, with both sides lacking cutting edge, quality and composure in the final third, especially the much more dominant Southampton.

Saints went closest to scoring with a flurry of chances at the start of the second half, but Sa enjoyed a strong game in goal after a near-calamitous moment late in the first half when pressure from Che Adams almost caused him to give away the ball in his own area.

Wolves now overtake Southampton in the table ahead of next Saturday's home game versus Newcastle, while Saints continue their search for a first league win of the season away to Chelsea on that same day.

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