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Raúl Jiménez quiet for Wolves in Manchester City loss

The Mexican frontman was never likely to see much of the ball, and was removed at halftime against Haaland and co.

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The Mexican frontman was never likely to see much of the ball, and was removed at halftime against Haaland and co.
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Raúl Jiménez continues to struggle to find his best form in the Premier League. The Mexican player started in what would be a defeat for Wolverhampton Wanderers against Manchester City, and he could do little while on the pitch, leaving without a single shot on goal.

Jiménez not firing against City

This was the third start of the season for Jiménez, his first in 2023, to lead the Wolves attack alongside Adama Traore and Hwang He-Chan. Julen Lopetegui’s squad competed against City until the almost inevitable Erling Halaand goal arrived -- yet another hat-trick completed early in the second half -- but even in those early stages were unable to do much at the top end. And the Mexican forward had little to work with.

According to Sofascore’s statistics, Jiménez did not manage a shot on goal, and only made one dribble, while was 43% effective with his passes. He also lost the ball on four occasions but did win four of the five individual duels he had.

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With those numbers, Lopetegui decided to replace him at the break with Matheus Cunha, one of the club’s reinforcements this winter.

Jiménez, with open doors in América

Recently much has been said about the possibility of Jiménez leaving Wolves in the summer and in view of this, América opened the doors to him in the long term. Santiago Baños, president of the team, believes that in the future it is likely that Jiménez will be able to play again with the Águilas since he “feels the colors like nobody else”.