Wolverhampton Wanderers pulled off a huge shock in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, when they went to Wembley Stadium and beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1.
After the final whistle their jubilant fans were quick to praise a man who had a huge impact on the encounter.
Things didn’t look quite so rosy for Wolves when Harry Kane fired home a thunderbolt in the first half to give Spurs a deserved lead, but they were unable to build on that advantage and ultimately paid the price.
Wanderers were not at their best before the break, but from the moment Willy Boly powered them level with a header after half time, there only looked like being one winner.
That was proven to be the case as Raul Jimenez fired Wolves in front, before Helder Costa raced clear late on to crown a famous victory for the side who won the Championship last season.
Nuno Santo Espirito’s men have taken it to the bigger sides this term, and this was their first win away from Molineux to one of them, setting them up wonderfully for 2019.
Jimenez has been one of their success stories this season, not just with the goals he has scored for Wolves, but also the amount of assists he has provided throughout the campaign too, and already he is a popular player with the Molineux faithful, who will be hoping that a deal can be done to make his loan from Benfica into a permanent switch.
It was the Mexico international who changed the game for Wanderers, with his strike putting Tottenham on the back foot and in truth Spurs never looked like getting back into the contest from then on.
Wolves fans recognised the impact of their star striker when they reacted to the match after the final whistle, with many of them quick to praise the 27-year-old.
Here are some of their messages:
— Steven Adams (@StevenTania) December 29, 2018
Raul Jimenez MBE. #Wwfc
— Aiden (@aidenbimson) December 29, 2018
Caught the second half, that's the best half of football I've ever seen from a wolves side. What a team. Raul Jimenez sign him up #wwfc
— Gary Hughes (@gazhughes89) December 29, 2018
Nuno to be knighted, Joao Moutinho for an OBE and Raul Jimenez an MBE 🗡🔸◾️🐺 #wwfc
— Alastair Holding (@AliHolding) December 29, 2018
Great performance today @Raul_Jimenez9 …you covered every blade of grass
— Adam Pritchard (@Adpritch81) December 29, 2018
So happy you got your away goal. 👊
— sat (@satysss) December 29, 2018
Great day for all.
Well deserved goal Raul
— Richard Lowe. 🇵🇹🐺 (@RichLowe64) December 29, 2018
I love you so much @Raul_Jimenez9 🇲🇽💚🐺❤️
— Ry 😃 (@ry_mcflyy) December 29, 2018
Thank you for your wonderful workrate, talent and dedication ! And goaaaaaaalssss
— Ian Stephenson (@IanComposer70) December 29, 2018
Raul you where fantastic today, 100% workrate and quality finish, you are a true wolf.
— Mark Bourne (@MarkBou94428503) December 29, 2018