Wolverhampton Wanderers came from behind against Southampton to pick up all three points at St Mary’s on Saturday. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men were 2-0 down at half-time following goals from Jan Bednarek and Shane Long. But they fought back after the restart courtesy of Pedro Neto and a brace from Raul Jimenez to win 3-2.
The 28-year-old was on a five-game run without a goal before Saturday’s meeting, but he scored a penalty to equalise after the hour mark and fired home a low effort to put Wolves ahead in the last 15 minutes. Supporters hailed his contribution on the day.
Just a world class player and a wolf
— charliemurray (@charlie32121720) January 19, 2020
Oh how I love you guys…. Adama Traore Diarra, Raul Jimenez ⚽️🏆🐺 #WWFC
— Craig Hunt (@craighuntcoach) January 18, 2020
— Dan (@wilko_wwfc) January 18, 2020
Adama Traore for Ballon D’Or, honorary knighthood for Jimenez #wwfc
— Stephen (@_StephenPotts) January 18, 2020
Traore and Jimenez though unreal players you gotta say. #wwfc
— Ryan Taylor (@Ryan_SaintsFC) January 18, 2020
Against Southampton, Jimenez played for 90 minutes, made 49 touches, won one aerial duel, had five shots with 60% accuracy, completed 67.9% of his 28 passes, made one interception, drew one foul, made two clearances and had one successful dribble.
The Mexican international has scored 19 goals and made nine assists in 36 games this season. He’s hit double figures in the Premier League and is Wolves’ all-time leading PL scorer. With Patrick Cutrone loaned out to Fiorentina, Nuno only has Jimenez to call upon in attack, but he hasn’t been let down.