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Bournemouth 1 – 2 Wolves. Wolves scored a late winner at Bournemouth to come from behind against 10 men after Lewis Cook was sent off in the second half.

Sasa Kalajdzic’s 88th minute winner completed the visitors’ second-half comeback after Matheus Cunha had cancelled out Dominic Solanke’s opener.

Bournemouth played almost 40 minutes with 10 men after Cook was shown a straight red card after the break.

The Cherries are yet to win in the league this season.

Andoni Iraola’s side looked on course to pick up a hard-fought point at Vitality Stadium, but a moment of foolishness from Cook – where he moved his head towards Hwang Hee-Chan in an off-the-ball scuffle – ultimately proved costly.

The sending off understandably gave Wolves control as they recorded more shots, more crosses, more passes and a higher possession percentage than their average across the season so far.

The visitors endured a largely frustrating afternoon on the south coast, but Bournemouth goalkeeper Neto’s rash decision to play it short to Philip Billing led to the winning goal by substitute Kalajdzic.

It leaves winless Bournemouth in the relegation zone, while Wolves picked up their third victory in nine Premier League matches.

There was plenty of excitement for a first look at Bournemouth’s summer signing Alex Scott in the league – the highly-rated 20-year-old who joined from Bristol City had to bide his time in recovery from injury.

He slotted in seamlessly as Bournemouth started on the front foot when David Brooks finished off a well-worked move by drilling it straight into the arms of goalkeeper Jose Sa.

However, there were early signs of Wolves’ attacking threat with Pedro Neto and Hwang – who has scored five of their 11 goals in the Premier League this season – both causing problems.

Neto’s effort struck the crossbar early on and was a warning for Bournemouth, while Cunha was asking questions of the hosts’ defence.

Those two combined for Wolves’ equaliser within minutes of the restart after the Cherries had struck first when Solanke, netting his fourth league goal of the season, flicked on a low cross from Billing, allowed to push on with Scott providing cover.

The match was finely poised at the start of the second half, but Wolves continued to threaten going forwards and after Cook’s sending off, it was only a matter of time before they grabbed a winner.

Scott was one of those sacrificed as his Premier League debut ended after 57 minutes.

Cook’s red card ends Bournemouth’s run of 66 games without having a player sent off, while Wolves ended a run of 11 Premier League matches where they had failed to win after conceding the opening goal.

source – BBC

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