Fresh off his goal in a Premier League win vs Spurs, the Mexican striker contributed to Wolves’ 2-1 victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup.
Monday, Jan. 7, was a memorable night for Mexican striker Raul Jimenez as his newly promoted team, Wolverhampton Wanderers, achieved a famous win at home against Premier League leaders Liverpool.
Wolves were quick to make the most of a defensive Liverpool error to steal the ball in midfield, springing Jimenez on a 50-yard sprint straight down the Liverpool half before he deftly stuck the ball into the back of the net. The goal – his 9th of the season – gave his team a 1-0 lead at the 38-minute mark.
Although Liverpool would bounce back to equalize early in the second half, it was followed 4 minutes later by a Neves goal, one of his now-trademark screamers from distance. Wolves was back in front, 2-1, at the 55-minute mark.
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Wolves successfully held onto their lead and move into the next round of the Cup.
This is proving the be a big year for Raul personally, his first year in the Premier League since joining from Benfica over the summer. He has scored against Liverpool, Spurs and Chelsea. Mexican fans should be impressed and pleased with his performances, making him a top candidate to claim the No. 1 striker position for El Tri. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has struggled again this season with London club West Ham.
We can only hope that Raul continues his fine form and continues to be an indispensable player for Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo.