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Jimenez double fires Wolves to comeback win at Southampton

January 18, 2020 GMT
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Wolverhampton Wanderers' Raul Jimenez celebrates after scoring his sides second goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the St Mary’s stadium, Southampton, England. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Mark Kerton/PA via AP)
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Wolverhampton Wanderers' Raul Jimenez celebrates after scoring his sides second goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the St Mary’s stadium, Southampton, England. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Mark Kerton/PA via AP)

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Two-goal Raul Jimenez was the inspiration as Wolverhampton came storming back from two goals down to win 3-2 at Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

Southampton pair Jan Bednarek and Shane Long both scored in the opening 35 minutes to seemingly put their side on course for a sixth victory in seven matches.

But Portuguese teenager Pedro Neto reduced the deficit for Wolverhampton in the 53rd after pouncing on Adama Traore’s center.

Jimenez then converted a penalty to level after Jonny was sandwiched by Jack Stephens and Bednarek. Referee Darren England, making his Premier League debut, initially awarded a corner before his decision was overturned by VAR.

Mexico striker Jimenez completed the Wolverhampton turnaround by scoring in the 76th minute after more good work from Traore.

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