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Raúl Jiménez's first goal in 2022 has landed. The Mexican scored in the match between Wolverhampton and Southampton, in the Premier League, with the striker's most traditional style.
The Mexican striker scored a goal on Saturday in the Premier League match scoring from the penalty spot in his usual style to deceive the goalkeeper.
Jimenez's last score was in November
The match between Wolves and Southampton was played at Molineux. Still, during the first half, Bednarek swept into the box and committed a foul but the referee went to the VAR to check if he gave a penalty. The penalty was confirmed.
Raúl Jiménez was in charge of taking the penalty. The Mexican striker did it in his usual style, shooting to the right of the goalkeeper, who stretched out to his left side and opened the scoring.
All this happened 37 minutes into the first half and served to open the scoring in favor of Bruno Lage's team. This was Raúl Jiménez's fourth goal of the season. They have been few for the Mexican but vital to gain points for the season.
Wolverhampton vs Southampton highlights
In the second half, the home team increased the lead through Conor Coady’s header from close range for his second goal of the season after Fraser Forster's positional error. The visitors reacted through the England national team player James Ward-Prowse who scored a stunning free-kick to set up a tense finale at Molineux before Traore made sure of the points with a calm finish late on to make it 3-1.
Victory for Wolves has moved them back into eighth in the table, while Saints are seven points behind in 12th place.
Saints had started brightly but were denied the lead by an inspired Jose Sa, who made several impressive first-half saves in the Wolves goal.
Wolverhampton have gone 5 games unbeaten, defeating Brighton, Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday (in FA Cup), and now Southampton as well as a draw against Chelsea.