Jimenez Strikes As Wolves Sink Southampton
Muhammad Irfan 23 days ago Sun 26th September 2021 | 08:40 PM
Southampton, United Kingdom, Sept 26 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Sep, 2021 ) :Raul Jimenez scored an emotional first goal since his horrific head injury in November as Wolves earned a 1-0 win over Southampton on Sunday.
The Mexico striker only returned to action at the start of this season and had gone without a goal in his first five games.
Jimenez had shown signs of frustration with the supportive headband he now wears to protect himself, even angrily removing it after a missing a headed chance against Brentford last weekend.
But 30-year-old enjoyed a cathartic moment as his second half strike fired Bruno Lage's men to their second Premier League win this season.
In the 61st minute, he danced through the Southampton defence, twice eluding Jan Bednarek and leaving Mohammed Salisu bewildered on the turf, before calmly slotting past Alex McCarthy.
The end of Jimenez's 336-day wait to score sparked a joyous celebration with his team-mates.
He was also embraced by the club's travelling fans in one corner of St Mary's after the final whistle.
The uplifting scenes that greeted Jimenez's decisive contribution were a stark contrast to the mood among Southampton supporters.
Ralph Hasenhuttl's side remain winless after six league matches and were booed off at full-time.