WOLVES claimed their second win of the season thanks to a brilliant winner from Raul Jimenez.
A trademark run and finish from Jimenez was enough to decide a match of very few clear-cut chances for either side.
The Mexican looked back to his best as he latched onto the end of a long ball by goalkeeper Jose Sa, using his strength to outmuscle Jan Bednarek before taking the ball around Mohammed Salisu, side-stepping Bednarek and firing into the bottom corner.
The goal kicked the match into life as Southampton fought back but failed to test Sa as much as manager Ralph Hassenhuttl would have liked.
Instead it was Wolves who came closest to grabbing another in added time, with Jimenez denied from close range by Alex McCarthy when he could have passed to a team-mate to tap home.
It is a big three points for Wolves which takes them to 13th in the table, leaving the Saints narrowly above the relegation zone.
Wolves are now unbeaten in 34 Premier League matches when they have scored the first goal.
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