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Gary Neville reacts as Raul Jimenez opens account for Wolves

Gary Neville has given his reaction, after Raul Jimenez scored his first goal of the season for Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday.

The Mexican striker was on target against Southampton, scoring the game’s only goal.

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Jimenez collected a long ball from goalkeeper Jose Sa, beating to Saints defenders before slotting past Alex McCarthy in the Southampton goal.

In a game that lacked quality for large parts, it was a superb moment.

It was also an emotional one. It was the first time Jimenez has scored for Wolves since coming back from his horrific skull fracture, he sustained almost one year ago.

It has been a long road back for Jimenez, who was badly missed last season.

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Many people have been reacting to Jimenez’s goal and everyone is delighted for the 30-year-old.

Sky Sports pundit Neville, recording his podcast at the Emirates Stadium where Jimenez suffered his injury, said (17:33): “He showed tenacity and skill to put it in and I have to say, it was a really good moment.

“His confidence must be hit because of what happened. You’re going out onto the pitch with that reminder all the time (pointing to imaginary headband).

“For him to be out there today, bursting away from a centre-back, then showing that little bit of skill and then the finish… it was fantastic.”

The best moment yet

This was surely the best moment in Wolves’ season so far, and perhaps one of the best moments for a lot of neutrals too.

It has been a bit of a struggle so far this season for Wolves in terms of getting results.

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But the Jimenez goal was a fantastic sight after what he has been through.

Hopefully this will give him big confidence moving forwards, and a goal at a packed Molineux will soon be in the offing.