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Wolves best Cardiff to increase claim on 7th (video)

Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez combined for two goals as Wolves topped Cardiff City 2-0.

  • Jimenez with 11th goal, 7th assist
  • Jota also scores
  • Cardiff remains 18th on table

A clinical span of three minutes saw Wolves score twice in an otherwise even match with Cardiff City at the Molineux Stadium on Saturday.

Raul Jimenez of Mexico scored a goal and set up Diogo Jota for another between the 16th and 18th minutes as Wolves a three-point lead on Watford in the race for 7th.

Cardiff remains in the drop zone, two points back of Southampton and five behind Burnley and Brighton.

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Jimenez was the decisive pass as Jota capped off a terrific team goal to take the lead, then did the work for the second.

The Mexican forward hit a stunning outside of the boot cross then ran into position to collect a cutback and give Wolves a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.

Adding injury to the insult was an injury to key defender Sol Bamba, who went down grasping his lower leg.

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