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Deflected Jimenez strike sees off Leeds

Published on: 19 October 2020

Raul Jimenez (left) scored his third goal of the season for Wolves

Raul Jimenez's deflected second-half goal was enough to give Wolves victory over Leeds at Elland Road and move Nuno Espirito Santo's men up to sixth in the Premier League.

Although Leeds dominated the opening period, the visitors were in charge from the final minute of the half when Daniel Podence's shot was saved.

In only the second top-flight Elland Road meeting between these two famous old clubs since 1981, Wolves were well on top by the time Jimenez took the ball across field from the right flank after 70 minutes, before checking inside to shoot from the edge of the box.

Kalvin Phillips tried to block the Mexican's effort but only succeeded in heading into the opposite corner, leaving goalkeeper Illan Meslier stranded and unable to stop Jimenez netting his third goal of the season.

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Wolves thought they had scored earlier in the half when Roman Saiss lashed home Podence's cross, but after taking guidance from VAR Michael Oliver, referee David Coote ruled it out for offside.

Though close, it was the right call. It certainly created far less controversy than the incident the pair were involved in on Saturday when - with Oliver in charge and Coot at Premier League HQ - they deemed Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford did not deserve a red card after injuring Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk with a reckless challenge.

More to follow.

Player of the match

KilmanMaximilian Kilman

with an average of 8.07

    LeedsLeeds UnitedLeeds UnitedWolvesWolverhampton WanderersWolverhampton Wanderers

Leeds UnitedAvgSquad number1Player nameMeslierAverage rating


Squad number5Player nameKochAverage rating


Squad number2Player nameAylingAverage rating


Squad number15Player nameDallasAverage rating


Squad number21Player nameStruijkAverage rating


Squad number43Player nameKlichAverage rating


Squad number20Player nameRodrigoAverage rating


Squad number19Player namePablo HernándezAverage rating


Squad number17Player nameHélder CostaAverage rating


Squad number22Player nameHarrisonAverage rating


Squad number18Player nameRaphinhaAverage rating


Squad number23Player namePhillipsAverage rating


Squad number7Player namePoveda-OcampoAverage rating


Squad number9Player nameBamfordAverage rating


Wolverhampton WanderersAvgSquad number49Player nameKilmanAverage rating


Squad number16Player nameCoadyAverage rating


Squad number9Player nameJiménezAverage rating


Squad number7Player namePedro NetoAverage rating


Squad number11Player nameRui PatrícioAverage rating


Squad number10Player nameDaniel PodenceAverage rating


Squad number15Player nameBolyAverage rating


Squad number27Player nameSaïssAverage rating


Squad number28Player nameJoão MoutinhoAverage rating


Squad number32Player nameDendonckerAverage rating


Squad number8Player nameRúben NevesAverage rating


Squad number37Player nameTraoréAverage rating


Squad number22Player nameNélson SemedoAverage rating


Squad number5Player nameMarçalAverage rating


    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text


    1Meslier2AylingBooked at 15mins5Koch21StruijkSubstituted forHernándezat 75'minutes15Dallas23PhillipsBooked at 61mins17Hélder CostaSubstituted forPoveda-Ocampoat 71'minutes43Klich20Rodrigo22HarrisonSubstituted forDias Belloliat 82'minutes9Bamford


    7Poveda-Ocampo10Alioski11Roberts13Casilla18Dias Belloli19Hernández46Shackleton


    11Rui Patrício15Boly16Coady49Kilman22Nélson Semedo32Dendoncker28João MoutinhoBooked at 66minsSubstituted forNevesat 82'minutes7NetoSubstituted forMarçal de Oliveiraat 89'minutes27Saïss9Jiménez10Castelo PodenceSubstituted forTraoréat 65'minutes


    2Hoever5Marçal de Oliveira8Neves17Soares Silva21Ruddy37Traoré54Otasowie

Referee:David CooteMatch StatsHome TeamLeedsAway TeamWolvesPossessionHome68%Away32%ShotsHome13Away7Shots on TargetHome2Away3CornersHome8Away3FoulsHome13Away12Live TextPost update

Match ends, Leeds United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

90'+7'Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

90'+5'Post update

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Rúben Neves.

90'+4'Post update

Ian Poveda-Ocampo (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90'+4'Post update

Foul by Marçal (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

90'+2'Post update

Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

90'+2'Post update

Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leander Dendoncker.

89'Post update

Foul by Robin Koch (Leeds United).

89'Post update

Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.


Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Marçal replaces Pedro Neto.

85'Post update

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Leeds United).

85'Post update

Nélson Semedo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83'Post update

Attempt blocked. Ian Poveda-Ocampo (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.


Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Rúben Neves replaces João Moutinho.


Substitution, Leeds United. Raphinha replaces Jack Harrison.

81'Post update

Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81'Post update

Foul by Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

80'Post update

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Willy Boly.

80'Post update

Attempt blocked. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Harrison.

80'Post update

Attempt missed. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Ayling with a cross.

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