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Friendlies: Raul Jimenez back on scoresheet for Wolves

Raul Jimenez scored his first goal since suffering a skull fracture last November as Wolves drew 1-1 with Stoke; Aston Villa eased past Bristol City; Burnley came from behind to beat Tranmere; Leeds suffered a 3-2 defeat to Real Betis.

Raul Jimenez scores first goal since skull fracture in November 2020

Raul Jimenez scored his first goal since suffering a skull fracture last November as Wolves drew 1-1 with Stoke in a pre-season friendly.

The Mexican striker has been out of action since sustaining the injury last year at Arsenal following a clash of heads with David Luiz, but Jimenez has been on the recovery trail and returned to full training under new Wolves boss Bruno Lage earlier this month.

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And, wearing a protective head guard, he got back on the scoresheet at the Bet365 Stadium, calmly finding the back of the net to bring Wolves level after Nelson Semedo’s shot was saved by Josef Bursik.

The 30-year-old played 74 minutes and his goal cancelled out Danny Batth’s first-half opener before the game finished 1-1.

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