Raul Jimenez has deservedly been scooping up the plaudits after his first goal of the Premier League season.

After the way the Wolves star has recovered, he deserves every bit of praise coming his way.

And the goal he scored against Southampton was outstanding, showing composure and skill to win the game for Bruno Lage’s side.

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That finish earned praise from Tony Cascarino, writing in the Times, who said he’s long been a fan of the Mexican international.

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“Jiménez’s moment of magic [showed] his class,” he wrote. “Jiménez scoring his first goal for Wolves since his serious injury was hugely significant.

“The Mexico striker has long been a player I have admired for his ability to lead the line, his hold-up play and his pace in behind — combined with the clinical finishing he showed against Southampton.

“Few forwards possess the calmness to score the kind of goal he did yesterday. On another weekend he would have made my team of the week.”

 

One man who did make Cascarino’s team of the week was Wolves captain Conor Coady.

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Coady has come in for criticism for his performances so far this season but offered a perfect response at St Mary’s.

He made five clearances as Wolves dug in to get the victory and a hard-earned clean sheet.

The afternoon belonged to Jimenez, but it is good for Coady’s contribution to be acknowledged too.

Hopefully both players will take huge confidence from the weekend and use it to help Wolves put together a run of results.

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