On This Day: Jimenez leads Wolves to last victory in front of supporters
Raul Jimenez celebrates after putting Wolves 3-2 up at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in 2020. (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images)

March 1 has been an enjoyable day for Wolverhampton Wanderers fans over the last few years, with the old gold and black winning four of the five games on it in the 21st century. From winning  at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last year to a 1-0 win in front of 6,000 at Layer Road in 2008, Wolves have seen it all on St. David's Day. 

As Nuno Espirito Santo's side are unable to improve their record on March 1 this year, Wolves VAVEL will rewind the clock and enjoy some brilliant wins from on this day. 

  • Wolves 4-0 Crystal Palace, Molineux, 2003

Dave Jones' Wolves rose to fourth in the First Division table with a comfortable 4-0 win over Crystal Palace in 2003. 

Wanderers, who had suffered just one defeat in their last eight games, opened the scoring on 40 minutes when Kenny Miller tapped home Mark Kennedy's cross. 

Kennedy, who would go on to sign for Palace in 2006, picked up his second assist of the afternoon as his low cross was tucked away by Dean Sturridge, before Miller netted his second with a calm finish past Cedric Berthelin in the Palace goal. 

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After Kennedy was fouled in the area in stoppage time, Miller sent Berthelin the wrong way from the spot to seal his first ever Wolves hat-trick with the last kick of the game. 

Jones' side would only lose one more game in the 2002-03 season, and a 3-0 win over Sheffield United in the play-off final would see them promoted to the Premier League for the first time. 

  • Colchester 0-1 Wolves, Layer Road, 2008

Wolves' final visit to Colchester United's Layer Road ground ended in a victory for Mick McCarthy's play-off chasing side in 2008. 

Three wins in their last 14 games meant that Wolves badly needed three points against a Colchester side who were rooted to the bottom of the table.

The U's had their chances, but went behind after half an hour when Sylvan Ebanks-Blake pounced on a hesitant Adam Virgo to score his third Wolves goal. 

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Both sides had their chances in the second half, but a combination of bad misses and good saves from keepers Dean Gerken and Wayne Hennessey ensured that Wolves came away with three much needed points.

Wanderers' poor winter form would cost them at the end of the season, as Watford pipped them to the final play-off spot by just two goals. 

  • Wolves 3-0 Port Vale, Molineux, 2014

Wolves picked up their seventh consecutive win and fifth consecutive clean sheet in 2014, as they swatted aside Port Vale at Molineux in League One

After a goalless first half that was dominated by Wanderers, their pressure finally paid off seven minutes after the restart when Bakary Sako's shot deflected off Jack Grimmer and looped over Chris Neal

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Nouha Dicko doubled Wolves' lead on 73 minutes after the Valiants failed to clear Sam Ricketts' cross, before the future Mali international shrugged off two Vale defenders and fired into the corner almost immediately after to make it three. 

A late foul on James Henry in the box gave Dicko the chance to score his first hat-trick in English football, but Neal denied the 21-year-old from the spot.

Kenny Jackett's side would go on to win League One with 103 points, a divisional record which still stands to this day. 

  • Tottenham 2-3 Wolves, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, 2020

Raul Jimenez scored the last goal in front of Wolves fans exactly one year ago, which earned Wanderers a famous win on their first visit to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 

Nuno's side had progressed to the last 16 of the Europa League just three days earlier with a 6-3 aggregate win over Espanyol, and their exertions looks to be showing when Steven Bergwijn put Spurs ahead from close range. 

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Matt Doherty pounced on a hashed Japhet Tanganga clearance to level against his future employers midway through the first-half, but Serge Aurier's brilliant strike re-established Tottenham's lead on the stroke of half-time. 

The second half entirely belonged to Wolves. Diogo Jota prodded home Doherty's cross just before the hour mark to level it for a second time, before Jimenez cut inside Tanganga before finishing superbly past Paulo Gazzaniga to give Wanderers their second away win against Spurs in as many years. 

Nuno's side would play just one more game in front of supporters before football was suspended on March 13. 

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