The Mexican came on as a substitute after Diego Costa’s injury and had a good performance

Raúl Jiménez commanded the victory of Wolverhampton over Tottenham, and it is that one of his plays culminated in the goal of Adama Traoré in order to move further away from the relegation places which they were until a month ago.

The Mexican striker came on as a substitute in the 29th minute after Diego Costa left the pitch with an injury. Jiménez immediately commanded the attack and was very close to his goal in the Premier League.

The ‘Wolf of Tepeji’ had several attacking actions that he was close to completing, but the clearest was already in the second half and towards the end of the game when he finished off in the area for Fraser Forster to deflect in a good way, however, the rebound was left to Traoré and he finished off with the open bow to score the different goal.

Minutes later, Jiménez even scored a goal, but it was canceled due to an advanced position, and said goal did not go up on the scoreboard despite the lamentation of the Mexican striker, who could not believe the decision of the whistlers.

With this result, the Wolves reached 13th place in the general table, at least momentarily, and placed with 27 points, six more than Everton, which is in 18th place and is in the relegation zone.

For their part, Spurs, stayed in fourth place in the general table, still in UEFA Champions League sites with 45 units, but Newcastle follows them closely in fifth place and with 41 points, this after they lost to Manchester City on Saturday.

Adama Traoré gave Wolverhampton a victory against Tottenham (1-0), distanced the group led by the Spanish Julen Lopetegui from the threat of relegation in the Premier and complicated the European panorama of the London team, still tied to fourth place, from the Champions League.

The wolves had three games without winning. The results had turned their backs on the good level offered by Lopetegui’s team, which had settled its last games with two defeats, one draw, and only three points away from the bottom of the table, which leads to the Championship.

Wolverhampton survived. He resisted especially in the first part, when he was at the mercy of the rhythm imposed by Tottenham, grown, driven by the dynamics provided by the level offered in his last five games, where he had achieved four victories to settle in the top four of the table.

The Korean Heung-Min Son was a nightmare for the wolves. The spurs accelerated in the final stretch, but they did not find Harry Kane or the goal. The first clear opportunity was in the boots of the London team. In those of the Croatian Ivan Perisic, with a header, it was answered by the success of the goalkeeper Jose Sa. Then it was Heung-Min Son . Space was made in the area and he shot on goal even though it was off the crossbar.

Even clearer was that of the Spanish Pedro Porro in the addition of the first half. In a free kick that repelled the crossbar. He looked like a goal and the beaten local goal. But he did not enter.

Lopetegui saw the panorama that sought the reaction on the bench. And at intermission, he gave up Nathan Collins and Adama Traore. A key, determining movement. Especially the contribution of Spanish.

And that Tottenham insisted. Son hit the crossbar again. Unlucky.

In the face of London’s despair, Wolverhampton began to appear. A quarter of an hour from closing Matheus Cunha gave the first warning and afterward, Adama did not fail.

It was eight from the end when the Wolves made the goal that unbalanced the game. A shot by Mexican Raúl Jiménez was cleared by goalkeeper Fraser Forster. The rejection fell to Adama Traoré, inside the area. And the shot from him went in. The success was the triumph.

The goal buoyed Wolverhampton, now six from third from the bottom place, and frustrated Tottenham in a black week. Eliminated from the Cup by Sheffield, they suffered a new setback that jeopardized their fourth place in the Premier.

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