Ivan Cavaleiro scored with his first touch in the English Premier League to help Wolverhampton to a 2-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday.

After missing the start of the season with a back injury, Cavaleiro was teed up by Raul Jimenez to score in the 79th minute after 94 seconds on the field.

Southampton’s Wesley Hoedt, below, and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Raul Jimenez clash during their English Premier League soccer match at Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday Sept. 29, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

Jonny Otto netted eight minutes later from Matt Doherty’s cutback.

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Jonny Castro scores his side’s second goal of the game against Southampton during their English Premier League soccer match at Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday Sept. 29, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

Wolves sit eighth overall.

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Jonny Castro, obscured, celebrates scoring his side’s second goal of the game against Southampton during their English Premier League soccer match at Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday Sept. 29, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

“There’s a long way to go and we have to improve,” Wolverhampton manager Nuno Espirito Santo said. “Southampton really put us against the ropes, it’s not easy and tough moments will arrive and we have to be ready for it. Whether we deserved it or not, you never know. We know we are ready and able to adapt to any scenario, even when you are not having the ball.”

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Diogo Jota, left, and Southampton’s Jannik Vestergaard in action during the English Premier League soccer match at Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday Sept. 29, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

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Source: The Associated Press

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