WOLVES TARGET THIRD WIN IN DERBY
Wolves manager Bruno Lage and his players have a third straight Premier League win in their sights when they take on Aston Villa in the midlands derby this weekend.
Wolverhampton Wanderers travel the short distance to Villa Park to take on Aston Villa buoyed by the run of two straight wins as far as Premier League football is concerned.
Wolverhampton Wanderers began their present run of two successive Premier League wins with the slim win at the home of Southampton. Mexican international striker Raul Jimenez scored the only goal of the game in the second half to give his team a 1-0 away win over the Saints. Jimenez has had to wait for that goal following several months out with a serious head injury and the ex-Benfica star has been wearing a mask since he returned from the said injury sustained during a league game at the home of Arsenal in December 2020.
Jimenez suffered a serious head injury during a collision with then Arsenal defender David Luiz while the two players tried to win a header.
Mexican striker Jimenez was also involved actively as Wolves made it two league wins in a row thanks to the 2-1 home victory over Newcastle United. He provided the assist for the two goals scored by South Korean player Hwang Hee-Chan either side of the interval. Hwang scored a goal in each half at the expense of the Magpies to win the game for Wolves. Republic of Ireland midfielder Jeff Hendrick scored the only goal of the game for Newcastle United just before the end of the first half.
Wolves began the season with three straight defeats and they were in the relegation zone as a result but a run of three wins in four leaguegameshas seen them move to 12th spot with nine points ahead of the trip to face Villa. On their part, Villa are two places ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers with ten (10) points.