Wolverhampton Wanderers drew 0-0 with Leicester City on Friday evening and may have felt they should have come away all three points in injury time when Raul Jimenez had a free header from a corner. The 28-year-old missed the target, however, which summed up his performance on the night.
On the stroke of injury time! 😩
When Raul Jiménez is completely open like that, you just expect him to score…
A great chance by his high standards! pic.twitter.com/5UEHYVObmQ
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 14, 2020
Jimenez was dominant in the air, saw a lot of the ball over the 90 minutes, drew a number of fouls, frequently took on his opponent and had more chances than any player on the pitch, but it was far from a vintage showing at Molineux.
Jimenez has been bloody awful, that's a terrible miss. What's wrong with his heading tonight?! #wwfc
— Sam (@SamW160) February 14, 2020
Robbed by VAR once again.
Jimenez has been woeful. #wwfc
— Ashley Wolves 🔶⬛ (@WereWolvesAyWe) February 14, 2020
every striker has an off game in front of goal, just not Jimenez's night. We need Jota / Neto / Traore / Podence to start chipping in. #wwfc
— Big Al (@bigalh_wwfc) February 14, 2020
And don't get me started on Jimenez the dude has missed so many sitters this year. But oh, we don't need a backup plan #wwfc
— Jacob Geiger (@banzailouis) February 14, 2020
Not a great game for Raul. Top teams take chances and we don’t
— Math (@inlandtaipan1) February 14, 2020
Against Leicester, the Mexican international made 48 touches, won three aerial duels, had five shots with 0% accuracy, completed 75.9% of his 29 passes, whipped in one cross, made one tackle, gave away two fouls, made four successful dribbles and drew two fouls himself.
Jimenez has been outstanding for Wolves this season, scoring and creating 29 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions, but Nuno Espirito Santo doesn’t have cover in case of injury or poor form. Leonardo Campana and Renat Dadashov are Wolves’ only natural strikers but neither made the squad.