Raul Jimenez lived a charmed life as his deflected strike gave Wolves a 1-Zero victory over Leeds at Elland Highway.
Wolves have been good worth for the win however have been maybe lucky to not end the sport with ten males as Jimenez prevented a pink card late on.
The Mexican kicked out at Robin Koch after being introduced down by the Whites defender, nevertheless, the referee David Coote and VAR Michael Oliver didn’t punish Jimenez.
Each side had put the ball within the web earlier than Jimenez’s strike, nevertheless, Patrick Bamford’s header and a well-taken aim by Romain Saiss have been each accurately dominated out for offside.
Whereas the guests have been deserving winners, luck left Leeds as they have been pressured to make a change earlier than the beginning of the sport as captain Liam Cooper’s groin harm, sustained on worldwide responsibility with Scotland, flared up once more.
However this didn’t cease the hosts from beginning effectively they usually thought they’d taken the lead when Bamford headed the house following a cleverly labored nook however the striker was accurately dominated offside.
They then had a penalty attraction turned down as Helder Costa fell after a slight conflict with Joao Moutinho however replays present the Leeds ahead hit the deck far too simply.
It was solely on the finish of the primary half when Wolves correctly threatened as Illan Meslier saved a fierce Daniel Podence strike.
The guests carried on that momentum into the second half and bought a aim as Saiss teed himself up earlier than brilliantly discovering the nook of the web. Nevertheless, the aim was chalked off as Podence was offside within the build-up.
A let-off for Leeds however Wolves’ luck was in on 70 minutes as Jimenez’s shot from the sting of the field bounced in after taking a sizeable deflection off Kalvin Phillips and wrongfooting Meslier.
This proved to be all that separated the 2 sides however Jimenez was maybe fortunate to not get an early bathtub as he kicked out at Koch on 89 minutes.