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Bournemouth stun Wolves to boost survival hopes

Marcus Tavernier had the lone goal at Molineux to earn relegation-threatened Bournemouth an important win against Wolves.

Bournemouth secured an impressive and vital win at Wolves as Gary O’Neil’s side breathed new life into their survival bid.

The Cherries took the lead early in the second half through Marcus Tavernier and held firm to move out of the relegation zone and stun Julen Lopetegui’s side.


This result was a big shock for Wolves who looked to be climbing away from the relegation scrap. Wolves missed several big chances throughout and could not break down a stubborn Cherries side late on.

With the win Bournemouth move on to 21 points, just two points behind Wolves in the table.

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Never rule out the Cherries

This was not a great flowing display from Bournemouth but they’ve shown this season that they have grit, can grind out wins and have individuals to pop up at key moments to secure victories. O’Neil’s side will not be cut adrift and will be in the fight until the very end. Their January additions have been useful and finally they look to have a settled 4-5-1 formation which gets the best out of their wide players and Solanke while also making them more solid defensively. Bournemouth’s past is all about fighting against the odds and this team is following that mantra.

Wolves vs Bournemouth player ratings; Stars of the show

Pedro Neto: Made some solid saves and always looked comfortable.

Hamed Traore: Excellent display at keeping the ball and gave the Cherries an outlet.

Wolves vs Bournemouth

What’s next?

Bournemouth host Manchester City on Saturday, Feb. 25, while Wolves head to Fulham on Friday, Feb. 24.

How to watch Wolves vs Bournemouth live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET, SaturdayTV channel/online: Stream via Peacock Premium

FULL TIME: Wolves 0-1 Bournemouth - What a win for the Cherries and they hung out pretty comfortably in the end. Wolves boss Lopetegui looks distraught at the final whistle. Still work for them to do to get away from this relegation scrap.

Ruben Neves with a shot from distance which Neto saves. Bournemouth are close to getting over the line.

GOALLL! The Cherries take the lead. Wow. What a shock. Solanke’s cross finds Marcus Tavernier and

It has been all Wolves in the first half but Bournemouth are hanging in there.

Key storylines & star players

Wolves are driven by Ruben Neves. The 25-year-old has defied the transfer rumor mill to stick with the Molineux set and he’s grown to be the focal point of their organization on the pitch.

Bournemouth’s addition of Dango Ouattara in the January transfer window has proven an inspired one, giving the Cherries electric pace and terrific passing from a visionary wide player.

Wolves team news, injuries, lineup

OUT: Sasa Kalajdzic (knee), Mario Lemina (suspension), Boubacar Traore (groin), Hee-chan Hwang (thigh), Chiquinho (knee), Daniel Podence (adductor).

Bournemouth team news, injuries, lineup

OUT: Junior Stansilas (undisclosed), David Brooks (thigh), Illia Zabarnyi (ankle), Lloyd Kelly (calf), Lewis Cook (knee), Marcos Senesi (back).

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