Jiménez becomes first Mexican sent off in Premier League's history

Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling broke the deadlock with his 100th EPL goal to give the Citizens the lead in the 66th minute through a penalty.
Raul Jimenez was sent off after being booked twice in 31 seconds.
Raul Jimenez was sent off after being booked twice in 31 seconds. Credit: AP

Wolves forward, Raúl Jiménez, has become the first-ever Mexican to receive a red card in the history of the Premier League.

The 29-year-old was sent off in a bizarre fashion during his side's clash against league-leaders, Manchester City.

UK Sun reports that the striker was first booked almost six minutes into added time before the break when he brought down City midfielder Rodri to stop an attack just on the half-way line.

But following the resulting free-kick, the Mexican forward stuck his foot out and the ball ricocheted off his arm, resulting in a second booking a few seconds after.

According to OptaJoe, "only 31 seconds separated Jiménez's first and second yellow cards (45:50-46:21).

"It's his first red card in his 102nd Premier League appearance, while he's the first Mexican to be sent off in the competition."

Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling broke the deadlock with his 100th EPL goal to give the Citizens the lead in the 66th minute through a penalty.

According to OptaJoe, Sterling is the 32nd player to reach this total in the competition, and the eighth-youngest at 27 years and 3 days.

He is the third player to score his 100th Premier League goal in 2021, following Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané - no other calendar year has seen more players reach the milestone (also three in 2008 and 2012).

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