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Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Bournemouth

Matt Ritchie
Matt Ritchie has now scored three goals in his last seven matches

Wolves slipped to a fifth straight defeat as Bournemouth took advantage of Rajiv van La Parra's second-half red card to come from behind at Molineux.

Loan striker Danny Graham's deft header gave Wolves a half-time lead.

But Van La Parra's 59th-minute dismissal following a 50-50 challenge with Steve Cook transformed the game.

Harry Arter levelled, then Matt Ritchie blasted home from 15 yards before Wolves ended with nine men when Matt Doherty was sent off too.

Referee Mike Jones' performance had angry Wolves owner Steve Morgan remonstrating with him on the pitch at the end.

Bournemouth, now unbeaten in 11 games, had 11-goal top scorer Callum Wilson fit to return, while Wolves made four changes to the team hammered 4-0 at Brentford last weekend.

Dominic Iorfa came in for his Wolves debut at right-back to replace the injured Scott Golbourne, while club captain Sam Ricketts and midfielders Lee Evans and George Saville were left out, instigating recalls for Richard Stearman, James Henry and Kevin McDonald.

Wolves dominated the first half and took a deserved lead on 41 minutes.

James Henry curled in a near-post left-wing cross and Graham's delicate header drifted in just inside the beaten Boruc's left upright.

Cherries at Molineux
Eddie Howe, now Bournemouth's manager, was in the last Cherries team to visit Molineux in September 1998. He was also part of a winning side that day, Mark Stein scoring twice in Bournemouth's 2-1 League Cup win, with Robbie Keane netting the Wolves goal.

Bournemouth started the second half more brightly, Pitman testing Carl Ikeme with a fierce low free-kick which the Wolves goalkeeper did well to hold onto.

But then came the game's main talking point when Cherries defender Cook went down heavily after an apparently harmless, fully committed collision with Van La Parra - and referee Jones quickly brandished a red card.

Within 14 minutes, Arter had levelled, then Ritchie fired home through a crowded box after Pitman and Wilson had both been denied by tremendous saves from Ikeme.

Doherty was then shown the red card for a late challenge on Brett Pitman, sparking an incident which had players from both sides squaring up to each other.

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett told BBC WM:

"I spoke to all the officials and the information I got was that Van La Parra was deemed to have led with his elbow, which was why he was red-carded. I felt at the time that it was head to head, as I still do, having seen it, that it was accidental.

"The second sending-off was equally hard. Matt won the ball with his first leg and his second leg was passive.

"You are allowed to appeal and, on both fronts, we will appeal."

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Howe on Wolves v Bournemouth

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told BBC Radio Solent:

"The sending-off was a key moment in the game. Cookie came back in the dressing room with a bump on his head. He was definitely caught. Whether the lad deliberately made contact is the question.

"But, even before the sending-off, I felt we were the better team in the second half.

"You can understand the home fans' frustrations when they've been one up, had two men sent off, then ended up losing."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 33IorfaBooked at 54mins
  • 6Batth
  • 5StearmanBooked at 47mins
  • 2DohertyBooked at 90mins
  • 11McDonaldBooked at 89mins
  • 4Edwards
  • 17van La ParraBooked at 59mins
  • 7HenrySubstituted forJacobsat 74'minutes
  • 10SakoSubstituted forClarkeat 87'minutes
  • 12GrahamSubstituted forMcAlindenat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Clarke
  • 15Rowe
  • 19Price
  • 20McAlinden
  • 27Jacobs
  • 29Kuszczak
  • 30Hause

Bournemouth

  • 31Boruc
  • 2Francis
  • 5Elphick
  • 3S Cook
  • 11DanielsBooked at 49minsSubstituted forA Smithat 68'minutes
  • 30Ritchie
  • 8ArterBooked at 31mins
  • 6Surman
  • 7PughSubstituted forKermorgantat 73'minutes
  • 10Pitman
  • 13WilsonSubstituted forGoslingat 90+7'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Camp
  • 4Gosling
  • 15A Smith
  • 18Kermorgant
  • 19Stanislas
  • 20Fraser
  • 32O'Kane
Referee:
Mike Jones
Attendance:
20,196

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamBournemouth
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home13
Away24
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home20
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bournemouth 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bournemouth 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Dan Gosling replaces Callum Wilson.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Dismissal

Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the red card.

Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Booking

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Adam Smith (Bournemouth).

Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Leon Clarke replaces Bakary Sako.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bournemouth 2. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Brett Pitman with a headed pass.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Danny Batth.

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Liam McAlinden replaces Danny Graham.

Attempt missed. Steve Cook (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Callum Wilson following a corner.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Danny Batth.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

Attempt missed. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Simon Francis.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Dave Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Francis with a cross.

Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Simon Francis (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Callum Wilson.

Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).

Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Michael Jacobs replaces James Henry.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bournemouth 1. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrew Surman.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Yann Kermorgant replaces Marc Pugh.

Attempt blocked. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Francis.

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