Another victory, another great day for Wolverhampton Wanderers and their number nine Raul Jimenez.

Despite not getting onto the scoresheet, the Mexican striker recorded two assists – both for new signing Hwang Hee-chan.

It led to a milestone never previously reached by a Wolves player in the Premier League era.

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WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 02: Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers acknowledges the fans following victory in the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on October 02, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Raul Jimenez has become the first Wolves player in the Premier League to record 50 goal contributions.

On top of his 35 goals, his two assists yesterday meant he has now got 15 since joining Wolves initially on loan in 2018.

Deserved reward for determined striker

Although Jimenez was on 47 goal contributions all the way back in November 2020, it was doubtful whether he would ever reach 50.

That was after suffering the horrific fractured skull injury against Arsenal last season.

It has been a long but magnificent recovery from Wolves’ former record signing.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brentford at Molineux on September 18, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Even this season, Jimenez cut a very frustrated figure despite his return. Against Brentford, he removed his protective headband after missing a decent headed opportunity.


However, since getting back onto the scoresheet versus Southampton last week Jimenez has looked back to his best.

Yesterday, both of his assists for Hwang were outstanding. The first and second included him shrugging off Newcastle midfielders before slipping through an exquisite through ball to the South Korean striker.

Where can Jimenez go from here?

Jimenez will now look to build upon his great return to form.

He is only 15 goals away from reaching the 50 landmark for Wolves in the Premier League.

With seven games being played this season, it is a tall order for Jimenez to achieve by May.

That being said, the striker appears full of self belief and will surely fully back himself to hit that next milestone.

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