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Raul Jimenez nets first goal for Wolves since fracturing his skull in horror injury

Raul Jimenez scored his first goal for Wolves since recovering from a fractured skull to hand Bruno Lage’s men a 1-0 win away at Southampton.

Jimenez suffered the horror injury during a match against Arsenal in November of last year, throwing the future of his playing career into serious doubt.

The Mexico striker fractured his skull in a clash of heads with Gunners defender David Luiz at the Emirates, forcing him off on a stretcher and straight to hospital, where he underwent successful surgery.

Many questioned whether he would ever play football again, but fortunately Jimenez was able to return in pre-season while wearing protective headgear.



Wolverhampton Wanderers' Raul Jimenez celebrates scoring their first goal
Raul Jimenez scored his first goal for Wolves since recovering from a fractured skull to hand Bruno Lage’s men a 1-0 win away at Southampton

New Wolves boss Lage has since started him in all six of their Premier League outings this season, and after drawing blank in the first five he broke his goalscoring duck against Southampton on Sunday.

Jimenez produced a piece of magic Wolves fans had become accustomed to before his injury, seeing off two Saints defenders and slotting the ball home at St Mary’s to win the game for the visitors.

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Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers scores their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Mary's Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Southampton, England
The Mexico striker produced a piece of magic to earn Wolves a much-needed victory

The 30-year-old was in desperate need of a goal to restore some confidence and get back to his best.

His contribution was also a vital one for Lage, who secured his second Premier League win since taking the Wolves reins.

After his winner on the south coast, Jimenez told Sky Sports: “I want to score every game, I knew the goal was coming, I was fighting for it, working for it and all the team deserve it.



Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Mary's Stadium on September 26, 2021
He was delighted to break his goalscoring duck



Raul Jimenez nets first goal for Wolves since fracturing his skull in horror injury

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“I was thinking ‘when will the goal come?’. It felt really good. Four of our five games have been incredible, we need to keep going like this. We did a really good job.

“The fans are always with us, supporting. It is really important for our team, to have them supporting and shouting.”



Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Mary's Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Southampton, England
Jimenez had not scored in his first five games of the season

Wolves are now up to 14th in the Premier League table after getting the better of Southampton.

Next up for Jimenez and co is the visit of Newcastle at Molineux next Saturday.

Raul Jimenez nets first goal for Wolves since fracturing his skull in horror injury
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