Wolverhampton Wanderers have beaten Southampton 1-0 in the Premier League.

Bruno Lage’s men were able to bounce back from a tough week, and it was a long-awaited return to the goalscoring trail for Raul Jimenez.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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It was a pretty poor game overall, with both sides misplacing passes throughout.

There was a real lack of quality, especially in the first-half.

But the winning goal was absolutely full of quality.

Jose Sa’s long kick upfield found Jimenez, who at first was the second favourite to gain possession.

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Raul Jimenez (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

The 30-year-old outmuscled Jan Bednarek to get in on goal. He then cut inside to go past Mohammed Salisu down sitting Bednarek down and coolly converting past Alex McCarthy.

It was a tremendously well-taken goal from the Mexican, and it was no less than his performance deserved.

The hope now will be that he takes confidence from that moment and starts scoring regularly again for Wolves.

It was a particularly good afternoon for Sa in the Wolves goal.

The star has had a decent start to his career at Molineux so far, barring the odd couple of moments.

At St. Mary’s he really excelled.

He made a number of saves in the game, including a great one at his near post from Tino Livramento.

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Jose Sa (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

He then made a fantastic double-save from Moi Elyounoussi and Che Adams, although the latter did get flagged offside in the end.

 

Then, of course, it was his kick that found Jimenez for the game’s only goal.

There was also a moment when Southampton appeared to be in on goal after Nelson Semedo’s clearance was blocked, but Sa read the danger brilliantly. The referee ended up blowing for handball, but Sa was not to know.

On social media, fans heaped praise on the 28-year-old for his assured display:

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