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Raúl Jimenez's red card postgame reactions

The Mexican striker was shown two yellow cards in less than a minute and had to leave the game.

Wolves lost 1-0 against Man City
Wolves lost 1-0 against Man City

Rigorous or fair decision? Raúl Jiménez received his first red card since he arrived in the European soccer in the match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton in the Premier League. The decision by referee Jonathan Moss opened a wide debate on social networks, especially because he handed out both yellow cards in less than a minute.

His early exit was directly reflected in the result. Pep Guardiola's men secured a valuable 1-0 victory that put them ahead of the league. At the end of the 90 minutes, Liverpool and Chelsea still had to play and give the last word in terms of standings.

Raúl Jiménez´s red card

Jiménez made no attempt to discuss the booking with the referee; however, as early as the 46:22 minute mark, he prevented Manchester City from getting the ball moving comfortably. The 'Lobo Mexicano' stood in front of the opponent and took advantage of that position to cut off the run of play as the game got underway.

Once again, complaints from the Citizens and disbelief from the rest of the Wolves players. Moss' judgment was enough to give Raúl Jiménez a second yellow card, send him to the dressing room, and, inevitably, the red card was the decisive factor in the match at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City's goal came in the 66th minute via Raheem Sterling from the penalty spot. Now, Raúl Jiménez will have to wait to increase his goal fee. Even though Raul Jimenez saw the red card, he is known to be a 'well-behaved' player on the pitch and this is just his first sending off in Europe.

Since the striker arrived to Europe, he has played for Atletico Madrid in Spain, Benfica in Portugal, and Wolves in English soccer and has been characterized by his fair play.

Bruno Lage, Wolves manager, statements about Raul Jiménez

"He knows he cannot do that," said Lage. "Take one yellow card."

The Portuguese manager continued: "He needs to understand, if it was fair or not, he had a yellow card. He is an experienced guy but he will learn from this mistake."

Lage also defended Wolves' style of play after Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola questioned their defensive approach.

"It is his opinion. I don’t feel anything. I don't care," added Lage. "I never talk about [how] the other team plays."

Guardiola´s reaction after Jiménez´s first booking 

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City manager, showed his complaints during the match, especially when he got angry after the Mexican striker committed the first foul against Rodri, City´s midfielder.

Controversial penalty

A more than a controversial penalty was committed by Joao Moutinho and pointed out by the referee. Bernardo Silva crossed and the ball hit him in the armpit but even the VAR said he touched the ball with his hand.

Some newspapers of the English press are saying that this was a rigorous decision that benefits Guardiola´s team. Jonathan Moss was the referee of the match.

Hugo Alberto Walls Gómez

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