Jimenez Goal For Wolves Ends West Ham’s Winning Run

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After scoring the only goal in Wolves’ 1-0 win over West Ham on Saturday, Raul Jimenez believes he “knew from the first instant” that he would recover from a “tough portion of his life.”

Jimenez, who was sidelined for eight months last season after fracturing his skull in a league game against Arsenal, swept Daniel Podence’s cut-back into the corner from the edge of the box to lift Bruno Lage’s side to sixth place in the table – and put an end to the Hammers’ four-game winning streak in the Premier League.

After a hesitant start, Wolves took control of the game and generated multiple chances to take the lead in the first half, the greatest of which fell to Jimenez, who pulled a feeble effort wide with only West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski to beat.

The Hammers’ Kurt Zouma had the ball in the net, but his header was disallowed due to a foul on Romain Saiss. As the visitors looked for a way back into the game in the second half, Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen blazed over, but David Moyes will be frustrated with his team’s performance.

With three minutes remaining, Max Kilman should have ruined West Ham’s hopes of rescuing a draw by heading Rayan Ait-free-kick Nouri’s over the crossbar.

“We knew we were beaten in the last match [at Crystal Palace], so this was a good opportunity today to bounce back,” added Jimenez.

Source: BBC Sport

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