Bournemouth 1-2 Wolves: Nuno Espirito Santo’s side up to fifth
B’mouth vs Wolves
3:00pm Saturday November
After edging past Bournemouth to secure a 2-1 victory in the Vitality 23, wolves moved up to fifth.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side raced led 2-0 at the break since Joao Moutinho curled in a stunning free-kick into the top corner (21) until a rapid set-piece captured out the hosts prior to Raul Jimenez (31) tapped in Adama Traore’s cross.
The miserable first half of bournemouth was compounded in the 37th minute after captain Simon Francis was shipped off for a second bookable offence.
The hosts failed to produce a functionality when Steve Cook led home to provide them a lifeline at the 59th minute and they have been rewarded, however, Wolves withstood some late pressure to acquire over the line.
Victory sees Wolves move three points clear of Bournemouth, who fall down to 11th after just one win from their last seven league fittings.
Wolves started brightly and they exposed Francis’ rustiness as soon as the 21st minute when the 34-year-old, that suffered a severe knee injury in Tottenham on Boxing Day this past year, was arrested for hauling Diogo Jota about the left edge of their playground.
In the, Moutinho produced a moment of magic, curling the ball in the upper corner and Aaron Ramsdale.
Wolves went 10 minutes after as a quick free-kick from discharged Traore down the correct and the winger cut back the ball to leave Jimenez with a for his 14th aim of the effort in all competitions.
Things got even worse for Bournemouth since Francis was properly shown a second yellow card by referee Simon Hooper for pulling back on halfway, leaving the hosts to perform the rest of the afternoon with 10 men Jota.
It prompted Howe as Philip Billing and Harry Wilson made means for Jefferson Lerma and Arnaut Groeneveld, along with the changes worked for its hosts.
A second-half functionality that was far better was created by them and in the 59th minutethey halved the deficit. Cook climbed highest to fulfill with the left-wing corner of Fraser at the near post until finding its way to the corner and his header deflected off the rear of Traore.
Wolves failed to reproduce their dominant first-half screen Jota almost put the result beyond doubt.
It nearly proved expensive for its people as Bournemouth nearly grabbed an equaliser, against all of the odds, eight minutes from time, however Nathan Ake’s volley flew straight in Rui Patricio before substitute Groeneveld sliced wide in the final seconds as Wolves’ nice run continued.
Bournemouth traveling to confront the Tottenham of Jose Mourinho at the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Wolves travel to Portugal on Thursday to confront Sporting Braga from the Europa League; Kick-off at 5.55pm. They sponsor Sheffield United in the Premier League on Sunday, December 1; Kick-off 2pm.