Premier League

Raúl Jiménez comes on as a substitute and assists in Wolves win

The Mexican wolf helped Bruno Lage´s team to advance to the next FA Cup round.

Raúl Jiménez entered the match when it was 1-0
Raúl Jiménez entered the match when it was 1-0

Both the Wolves and the Blades had their first game of the competition and the desire to advance to the next round of the world's longest running competition was reflected in the match.

Wolverhampton qualified for the fourth round of the FA Cup in a match they dominated from start to finish, after beating Sheffield United 3-0, with a brace from Daniel Podence and an assist from Mexican striker Raúl Jiménez. 

The substitution that brought the Mexican into the pitch helped to increase the game's advantage

The attacker came on as a substitute in the 68th minute when the match was 1-0. Podence was in charge of opening the scoring at Molineux Stadium when the clock was just 14 minutes old. 

The match never threatened Wolves, who are in eighth place in the Premier League and remain in the race for the European spots; however, they struggled to reflect their superiority on the scoreboard. 

It was not until the 72nd minute, with Raúl on the pitch, that they were able to increase the lead with an extraordinary goal by Nelson Semedo, who scored after a well-organized counter-attack led by Moutinho and Ait Nouri. 

Jiménez took advantage of a poor exit by the goalkeeper to keep the ball, turned around and, lacking a good angle for a shot, he passed the ball to the Portuguese, who, with the goal wide open, made the final score 3-0. 

Bruno Lage's men secured their second consecutive victory after beating Manchester United last week in a Premier League match. The Wolves are already in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup, which will be played in February.

The next match of Bruno Lage's team will be against Southampton in the Premier League. The match will be played on Saturday 15, at Molineux Stadium. Wolverhampton have a 7-point lead over their rivals. The visitors are currently in 14th place in the standings and are fighting not to be relegated from the competition.

Sheffield United Status

It was the first match Sheffield United played since that 1-0 win at league leaders Fulham on December 20 after having seen their last three league encounters all postponed due to Covid issues in the opposition camp.

The last time United visited Molineux, a 1-0 defeat rubber stamped their relegation from the Premier League. Coach Paul Heckingbotton was unable to give his supporters a win after that terrible memory at Wolves Stadium.

Hugo Alberto Walls Gómez

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