Yesterday afternoon saw Wolves make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League at St James Park despite the fact that they’d gone on a six-game winless run before this week. Their 2-1 win over Newcastle was dripping in controversy, but ultimately Nuno Espirito Santo got it right when it mattered, even if the fans were shocked to see Raul Jimenez start on the bench.
— Wolves (@Wolves) 9 December 2018
Molineux’s Mexican striker was the difference against Chelsea on Wednesday evening and when the supporters were preparing themselves for the trip to St James Park they all believed that the on-loan Benfica man would be the key to picking up all three points, so to see him left out of the starting eleven was a major shock for the supporters. However, ultimately Nuno did get it right, even though it did mean leaving his star striker out.
Winning the game was all that mattered to the supporters and they all thought that the only way they’d get the three points was to have the same players who fired against Chelsea performing in the Northeast. Instead, it went quite differently as both Morgan Gibbs-White and Jimenez were left out and they still managed to pick up their 6th win of the season, a result that’s lifted them to 10th, and with Jimenez given some vital time to rest having played just half an hour yesterday, the Mexican should be sharp for their next game against Bournemouth.
You can read the Wolves supporters’ reaction to seeing Jimenez start on the bench here:
— Kg (@Kg_Nino) 9 December 2018
— KTBFFH (@TheJohnyRex) 9 December 2018
— Fahmi Hakim Nurzaim (@fahminurzaim) December 9, 2018
— Hubert Sikorski (@sikorski_hubert) December 9, 2018
WHERE IS JIMENEZZZZzzz
— Christian (@Trinkazoo) December 9, 2018
Raul Jimenez bench?
— Abel Fikre (@abenal_afc) December 9, 2018
— Ashley Randall (@ashrandall1) December 9, 2018
Why is not @Raul_Jimenez9 starting the game!!!!
— Miguel Del Barrio (@bengals19) December 9, 2018
Plenty of the Molineux faithful were shocked to see Jimenez left out and were just glad they could grab the win without his goals.