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AFC Bournemouth v Wolverhampton Wanderers Live Commentary, 8/31/22

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That's all for today, goodbye!
Wolves are still without a win in the Premier League this season, and although they stay in the relegation zone, they move up to 18th. Next up for them is Southampton. It's the kind of reaction O'Neil would've been looking for from Bournemouth, as they move up to 16th. They travel to Nottingham Forest for their next game.
It finishes goalless between Bournemouth and Wolves. The visitors had the better chances throughout and arguably should've won it. Guedes volleyed a shot against the crossbar in the first half, while Podence's thumping header was cleared off the line by Kelly in the second. Bournemouth's main aim was to keep the clean sheet, especially after Saturday's result, but they almost snatched a win in stoppage time, only for Solanke to slip at the key moment.
90' + 4' CHANCE! Tavernier nicks it back down the left and scuffs a low cross into the box. Collins misses it and Solanke turns with it, only to slip as he takes the shot and it's tamely into Sa's gloves.
90' + 2' Wolves are throwing everything they have at Bournemouth as they search for a late winner here. Podence curls a cross in with the outside of his boot, but can only pick out Mepham.
C. Mepham
Yellow Card
AFC Bournemouth
90' Mepham kicked Podence's legs out from under him inside the centre circle and has his name taken by the referee.
Rúben Neves
Yellow Card
Wolverhampton Wanderers
90' Neves wasn't happy with Mepham's foul and he chases the referee down to make that point. Much to his surprise and frustration, he's shown a yellow card for dissent.
88' CHANCE! It's a great cross from Podence into the middle and Jimenez gets in front of the two defenders to try and guide his header into the near post. He gets his angles wrong though, and it bounces just wide.
J. Anthony
R. Christie
AFC Bournemouth
86' Final roll of the dice for Bournemouth now. Christie goes off for Anthony, who comes on with a note of instructions for the midfield.
84' Ait Nouri's pullback is put out for a corner by Cook, and Pedro Neto swings it into the box. Jonny makes an unmarked run to the near post but thumps his header wide.
82' In the middle of all of that, Smith was caught in the face and he's stayed down in need of treatment. He slowly gets back to his feet, and he'll be able to carry on.
80' OFF THE LINE! Wolves are piling the pressure on here as Moutinho floats a brilliant cross to the byline and Jimenez nods it back across the six-yard box. Podence throws himself forward at the far post, and Kelly is on the line to clear it.
78' GREAT CHANCE! It's a lightning-quick counter from Wolves as Lerma loses it in midfield, and Podence plays an early, low cross into the box. Jimenez takes the shot quickly as Neto rushes off his line, but he pokes it just wide of the far post.
K. Moore
P. Billing
AFC Bournemouth
77' Bournemouth are making another change, as Moore comes on in place of Billing.
Adama Traoré
Gonçalo Guedes
Wolverhampton Wanderers
75' And Guedes is also taken off, with Traore on in his place.
Daniel Podence
Matheus Nunes
Wolverhampton Wanderers
75' Double change for Wolves now as they try to find a late breakthrough. Nunes is the first to make way, with Podence on for him.
74' CLOSE! Nunes' cross is half-cleared by Mepham, and Ait Nouri runs onto the loose ball. He fires a shot against Jimenez at the near post, and Guedes drills it just wide on the follow-up.
73' Wolves look to have found their rhythm again now and they're moving it around much better. Moutinho goes long to Ait Nouri on the left, but he can't take it past Smith.
71' Neves is hovering just outside the D for a corner and Nunes picks him out with a floated cross. Fredericks rushes out to close him down and the Wolves captain's volley flies out for a throw-in.
R. Fredericks
J. Zemura
AFC Bournemouth
69' Bournemouth are making their first change now as Zemura is replaced by Fredericks.
68' CLOSE! Pedro Neto skips away from Zemura down the right and decides to have a go from a tight angle inside the box. He drills his shot towards the near post, but he sends it into the side netting.
Yellow Card
AFC Bournemouth
67' Neto is taking his time over another goal-kick, and this time, he is booked for time-wasting.
66' Ait Nouri curls another good cross in from the right, and this time he picks out Guedes at the far post. He chests it down but slips at the crucial moment and Mepham hooks it away.
64' It's better from Wolves after Ait Nouri bursts past Zemura down the right and whips a cross into the six-yard box. Jimenez peels away to the far post again, but Neto comfortably collects it ahead of him.
62' Christie cuts inside from the right and picks out Lerma in space through the middle. The crowd urges him to have a shot from distance, and he listens, only to slice it high and wide of the top corner.
R. Aït Nouri
Nélson Semedo
Wolverhampton Wanderers
60' Wolves are making their first change of the game as Ait Nouri comes on to replace Semedo.
59' Kelly's long throw-in is cleared by Neves, but the Bournemouth captain nods it straight back into the middle. Solanke chests it down, but he can't get a shot away under pressure from Nunes.
57' Wolves sloppily lose the ball in midfield again and Billing surges forward down the left wing. None of his team-mates are getting up with him in support though and Semedo wins it back.
55' Smith pushes Guedes just inside the D, and Wolves have a free-kick in a good position. Moutinho takes it, curling it into the wall and it bounces wide.
53' Wolves are struggling to keep hold of the ball as they did in the first half, and Bournemouth win it back in midfield again. Christie slides it through to Lerma, but he runs straight into Semedo.
51' Moutinho has his pocket picked by Billing and he sets Tavernier away down the left again. He fizzes a dangerous low cross into the six-yard box, but Kilman just gets there ahead of Solanke.
49' It's a brilliant driving run through the middle by Lerma, and Neves gets a foot in, only to gift it to Tavernier. He takes it around Kilman but Collins slides in to block his shot.
47' CHANCE! Bournemouth have made a bright start to the second half and Billing clips a good cross onto the penalty spot. Solanke rises highest to nod it towards goal, but it's straight at Sa.
46' Wolves get us back underway for the second half!
Bournemouth sat deep for most of the first half and frustrated Wolves, but it will have been exactly what O'Neil was looking for after Saturday's result. Wolves had to be patient and they created some good chances, but Lage will want them to be more clinical in the second half.
It's goalless at the break between Bournemouth and Wolves. It's been a match of very few chances so far, though Wolves did come close to scoring through Guedes, who smacked a volley off the bar early on. Jimenez had a header tipped over the bar while Pedro Neto fired just wide moments after. Bournemouth's only chance was scuffed well off target by Christie after a quick break.
45' + 3' Christie slid in with a challenge on Semedo, and he seems to have hurt himself in the process. He gets back to his feet without treatment, but he's moving gingerly.
45' + 1' Bournemouth are happy to just slow the pace of the game down as they enjoy a spell of possession in their own half. Neto eventually chooses to go long, but Billing can't pick out Christie with his flick on.
44' Solanke sets Christie off on the counter, and he does well to hold it up while he waits for support. The midfielder tries to curl a cross to Solanke on the edge of the box, but it's intercepted by Collins.
42' Guedes has so much space down the right and he swings another good cross into the middle. Kelly's attempted clearance loops into the air and Neto has to rush out to punch it away.
40' Jonny's route down the left is blocked again, so he tees up Neves to switch it out to the right again. None of his team-mates are on the same wavelength though and it bounces harmlessly out of play.
38' Bournemouth break quickly on the counter again, with Billing pulling a low cross back from the byline. Kilman cuts it out ahead of Solanke, but his clearance goes as far as Christie. He scuffs his first-time shot across the box and Collins hooks it away.
36' Wolves have Neves down now and he's receiving treatment after being caught in the face by Christie. He's patched up and quickly back to his feet to carry on.
34' Another big switch from Neves is brought down by Pedro Neto and he waits for Guedes' overlapping run before knocking it out to the right. He fizzes a wonderful cross into the box, but Kelly cuts it out ahead of Jimenez.
32' Wolves are still struggling to find a way in behind Bournemouth and they switch it from left to right and back again. Moutinho slides it through for Jonny, but he can't keep it in play.
30' Bournemouth are taking their time over every set piece that they win and Wolves are making their frustration clear to the referee. He gives them another warning, and Neto sends it long upfield.
28' Christie's loose touch gifts the ball straight to Guedes, who spins to break through the middle. He doesn't get far though before Cook steps in to cut off his run.
26' Guedes took an accidental elbow to the side of the head by Smith and he's stayed down in need of treatment, but he's able to carry on.
24' It's a good interception by Billing down the right to cut out Moutinho's pass and he drives forward on the counter-attack. He has Solanke ahead of him through the middle, but his throughball is cut out by Kilman.
22' Bournemouth win a free-kick down the left and it's a good delivery from Christie. It's just too high for Solanke in the middle and Collins hooks it away before Cook can get to it.
20' CLOSE! Guedes sweeps the ball out to the right and Pedro Neto does brilliantly to cut back inside, weaving his way past four Bournemouth defenders. He hits the shot from the edge of the box, but it flies wide of the near post.
19' CHANCE! Semedo takes it around Zemura before clipping a good cross into the middle of the box. Jimenez rises highest to meet it and although it looked like it was heading over, Neto helps it onto the roof of the net.
17' It's patient play from Wolves as they continue to work it out from the back and break Bournemouth down. The hosts are keeping their shape well though and making it difficult for them.
15' Bournemouth have lost just one of their five home league games against Wolves (W2 D2), though it was their last such meeting in November 2019 (1-2).
13' It's better from Bournemouth here as Christie drives through the middle before touching it through to Solanke. The pass forces him wide and Sa rushes out to close him down and smother the cross.
11' OFF THE BAR! Moutinho goes for the big switch out to Pedro Neto and he cushions down a header to Nunes. He lets it bounce before hitting the shot on the volley and it beats the keeper before smacking off the bar.
10' It's not a great pass out from Kelly and Neves cuts it out. He touches it through to Pedro Neto, with Kelly unable to stop the switch as well. Bournemouth flood back in numbers though, and he can't swing in a cross.
8' It's a good run from Smith down the right and he pulls it back to Zemura on the edge of the box. Moutinho clumsily rushes in and the defender goes down after little contact, with the free-kick going against the hosts.
6' Bournemouth are slow to close down Wolves when the visitors play it all the way back to their keeper. Collins sells Neves short with a pass, but Solanke isn't alert and misses a chance to break on the counter.
4' Wolves are keeping the ball well in the opening exchanges here, but are struggling to find a way through Bournemouth. Kilman decides to go long for Jonny down the left, but he can't keep it in play.
2' Guedes gets the ball over Mepham with a lovely flick over the defender, and he ends up clipping his heels before he can take it into the box. Wolves have a free-kick in a promising position here, but Pedro Neto hits the wall.
1' Solanke gets the game underway for Bournemouth!
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away!
Wolves are unbeaten in all four of their Premier League meetings with Bournemouth (W3 D1), last losing against the Cherries in the 2014-15 Championship campaign.
Bruno Lage was clearly impressed with his side's performance against Newcastle, despite not being able to hold on for all three points, as he names an unchanged line-up here today.
Gary O'Neil is the interim manager at Bournemouth until they find Parker's replacement, and he makes four changes to the Liverpool game, including one in goal as Neto comes in to make his debut. Kelly and Solanke are both deemed fit enough to start, and Billing is the other player brought in. Travers, Senesi, Anthony and Moore all drop to the bench.
WOLVES SUBS: Leander Dendoncker, Matija Sarkic, Connor Ronan, Daniel Podence, Chem Campbell, Rayan Ait Nouri, Adama Traore, Toti, Hwang Hee-Chan.
WOLVES STARTING XI (4-3-3): Jose Sa; Nelson Semedo, Nathan Collins, Maximilian Kilman, Jonny; Matheus Nunes, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho; Goncalo Guedes, Raul Jimenez, Pedro Neto.
BOURNEMOUTH SUBS: Emiliano Marcondes, Jamal Lowe, James Hill, Jaidon Anthony, Mark Travers, Jack Stacey, Kieffer Moore, Marcos Senesi, Ryan Fredericks.
BOURNEMOUTH STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Neto; Adam Smith, Chris Mepham, Lloyd Kelly, Jordan Zemura; Lewis Cook, Jefferson Lerma; Philip Billing, Ryan Christie, Marcus Tavernier; Dominic Solanke.
Bournemouth parted company with manager Scott Parker yesterday, just four games into the season, for what appears to be a disagreement over transfers. The Cherries started their campaign with a win over Aston Villa, but have lost their last three, including a humiliating 9-0 defeat against Liverpool on Saturday, and they dropped into the relegation zone after Everton's draw yesterday. Wolves are still looking for their first win in the league this season after being denied it due to a 90th-minute equaliser by Newcastle United last time out.
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