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Southampton 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Saints suffer home defeat to Wolves

Southampton failed to create any real chances after Raul Jimenez’s winner

Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League, Saints, Wolves, Raul Jiminez Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Southampton remain winless after losing 0-1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Raul Jimenez scored the winner for Wolves - his first goal since recovering from a life-threatening fractured skull last season.

Saints looked the better of the two sides in the first half, though the game was a drab affair overall.

Adam Armstrong spurned a good chance for Southampton to the lead inside the first 45 minutes but Saints failed to create many more goal scoring opportunities for the remainder of the game.

Jimenez outmuscled Jan Bednarek and put the Pole and his centre-back partner Mohammed Salisu on the floor to score in an impressive solo effort on 61 minutes.

Saints had plenty of the ball after that winning goal as the hunted for an equaliser.

Apart from a couple of half-chances falling Che Adams’ and Tino Livramento’s way to force saves from Sa, Southampton never really threatened the Wolves goal.

Southampton are still stuck without a victory to their name in the Premier League after six games and fall to 16th following this defeat.

Wolves’ win sees them leapfrog Saints and move up to 13th in the standings at the time of writing.

Southampton (4-4-2): McCarthy; Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters (Long 74’); Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond (Djenepo 64’); Adams (Broja 64’), A. Armstrong

Unused subs: Forster, Lyanco, Perraud, Tella, Diallo, Valery

Goals: None

Bookings: None

Wolves (3-4-3): Sa; Kilman, Coady, Saiss; Semedo (Hoever 87’), Moutinho, Dendoncker, Marcal; Podence (Traore 71’), Jimenez, Hwang Hee-Chan (Neves 88’)

Unused subs: Ruddy, Trincao, Moulden, Boly, Fabio Silva, Cundle

Goals: Jimenez (61’)

Bookings: None