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We finish level

We settle for the point. 1-1.


Booking for Boruc

Boruc is booked for protesting to the referee.


Ake puts it out for a corner...


Free-kick to Wolves

Ake goes in late on Traore and Wolves have a free-kick set up in a dangerous position. Still 1-1 here.


Mousset is coming on

Dominic Solanke, who has been brilliant today, is replaced by Lys Mousset as we enter five minutes of stoppage time.


Saved by Patricio!

Solanke heads Fraser's corner to the top left but Patricio acrobatically dives up to catch it.


Another Bournemouth corner...


Gosling shoots wide

A succession of Bournemouth corners comes to nothing as Gosling shoots wide from distance.


No-one's leaving early from this

Connor Coady clears a dangerous Fraser cross with a handful of minutes remaining.


King hits the post

King goes for the bottom right corner again but it hits the post and the score stays level.


Kingy to take...


Penalties galore!

Fraser earns Bournemouth a penalty!


Equaliser for Wolves

They've had little to cheer about in the second half, but they're back in it as Jimenez sends Boruc the wrong way with the dummy before converting confidently. 1-1.


Penalty for Wolves

The referee points to the spot for a Smith foul on Doherty.


Neves smashes it over

A Wolves corner comes out to Neves who goes for goal, but skies it. Traore replaces Dendoncker and Jimenez goes into the book for a foul on Ake.


Ibe hits the bar!

King plays a great pass from left to right. Ibe receives it, cuts inside and smashes it onto the crossbar with his left foot. It would have been a beauty!


Booking for Lerma

The referee reaches to his pocket and books Lerma for a coming together with Moutinho. That means Lerma misses our next two Premier League games.


First change for Wolves

Jota has looked good, but he's replaced by Cavaleiro.


Good spell for Bournemouth

We've started the first half looking lively, keeping hold of the ball in Wolves' half and the fans are getting right behind the team! Let's make it count!


Chances for Bournemouth!

King floats a cross into the box and Solanke gets up well but heads it wide, shortly before Gosling sets up Solanke, he works his way into the box but sees his shot saved from close range by Patricio. Bennett sees yellow for a late challenge on Fraser. It's all happening now!


Boruc parries over!

Good tip over the bar from the Pole in our goal as a Moutinho corner is headed goal-wards by Dendoncker. Jota headers the following corner over.


Back out for the second half

Let's get those three points!


How we feel after that half!


Almost from Clyne

A Bournemouth counter-attack started by King ends with Ibe playing Clyne through on the right, but his cross is gathered comfortably by Patricio as we approach the end of the first half.


Great desire from Mepham!

Mepham goes on a lung-busting run all the way up the pitch, only losing the ball when Patricio gets on the end of a heavy touch. The crowd enjoyed that and Kingy had to fill in at centre-half! 


Another Wolves booking

This time it's Dendoncker who sees yellow.


Great chance for Wolves

Jota shows good strength to out-muscle Mepham and directs a cross to the far post. Jimenez is sliding in but can't quite reach it.


Ake gets rid of the danger

Ake puts in an important last ditch tackle to prevent Wolves from equalising, after Jonny and Jota showed excellent link up and footwork in the final third.


Calm. Cool. Collected.


Yellow for Jota

Jota is awarded a yellow car for complaints to the referee.



Calm as you like, King steps up and strokes it into the bottom right corner! Patricio went the right way but couldn't reach it.

We're off and running!


Penalty to Bournemouth!

A great passage of play results in King being brought down in the penalty box. The Norwegian looks set to take this spot-kick...


Dom flicks a header wide

It's been a slow start to the game for us. Wolves had more of the ball early on but we've had our first shot through Solanke. King sent a cross in from the right wing, but Solanke's header didn't have enough precision on it to trouble the 'keeper.


Early yellow for Smith

Smith goes into the book for pulling Doherty back, earning Wolves a free-kick. It's floated in but Ake clears the danger!


Let's get it Cherries!

The sun is shining, the atmosphere is building, it feels like a fine afternoon for a game of Premier League football in Bournemouth!

Ryan Fraser gets us underway. Come on Cherries!


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Head to head

We’ve had 12 meetings with Wolves, winning six, drawing two, and losing four. Last time we met, Wolves came away with a 2-0 win at Molineux Stadium, Raul Jimenez and Ivan Cavaleiro getting on the score sheet.

However, last time we faced Wolves at Vitality Stadium we earned a 2-1 win in our Championship winning season of 2014/15, thanks to two goals from Yann Kermorgant. A certain Benik Afobe scored for Wolves on that day!


One to watch

This week, afcb.co.uk caught up with commentator and lifelong Wolves fan Jacqui Oatley to preview the game. She said that we should be keeping an eye out for Connor Coady, who has been “absolutely outstanding, converting from being a central midfielder to a centre-back.”

She also sung the praises of Matt Doherty, Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez, so there’s strength in every area of the pitch. 


Our man for the armband

With Simon Francis and Steve Cook both ruled out, the captain’s armband goes to our leader in midfield, Dan Gosling!


Team news...

Chris Mepham starts!

Our January signing makes his first start for Bournemouth, as he replaces Steve Cook in the lineup.

Nathaniel Clyne returns after he was ineligible to play against his parent club Liverpool last time out. It's his 350th career appearance!

Cherries XI: Boruc; Clyne, Mepham, Ake, Smith; Ibe, Gosling, Lerma, Fraser; Solanke, King.


A historic season for consistent Wolves

Wolves are just one point away from matching their highest ever Premier League points total, which currently stands as 40 in the 2010/11 season.

That’s even more impressive considering they’ve done it with such a small squad, while going deep in the FA Cup. Nuno Espirito Santo has only played 18 separate players in the league this season, less than any other team, and five players have played all 26 matches so far!


Always moving forward

We’re 11th in the table ahead of today’s game with 33 points from 26 games. That means we’ve got two points more than we had at this stage last season, when we were ninth but had 31 points. We’ve also scored seven more goals than we had at that stage!

Ten of our goals this season have come from set-pieces. Only four teams in the league have scored more from such scenarios.


Injury news

In his press conference yesterday, Eddie Howe confirmed injury concerns to David Brooks and Callum Wilson, who are both ruled out for today’s game.

Simon Francis and Lewis Cook remain side-lined with long-term injuries, while a late call will be made on the fitness of Junior Stanislas. Charlie Daniels is back and available for selection.


Wolves are flying!

It’s been a fantastic first season back in the Premier League for Wolves, who are eighth ahead of today’s game. Since the turn of the year, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side lost twice before going on a run of three wins and one draw in the league, allaying any fears of being part of a relegation scrap come May.

Wolves have also made it to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, in which they’ve been drawn at home to Manchester United!


Cherries back in action

We didn’t have a game last weekend, so the two-week break has allowed the Cherries to fully recover and prepare for today’s test!

Our form at Vitality Stadium in the Premier League has been excellent this season, where we’ve picked up ten points out of the last possible 15!

However, in our two February games so far, we fell to a 2-0 defeat at Cardiff City and a 3-0 loss away to Liverpool, so maintaining that strong home record will be crucial today to get us back on track.

A win today would lift us back into the top half of the table, as we’re playing our game in hand on Everton and West Ham.



Welcome to the live blog for this afternoon’s Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers! It’s a lovely sunny day on the south coast, so let’s hope the result reflects that mood for us!

We’ll keep you updated with all the pre-match build-up and live updates throughout the game here on the live blog.

Team news will be published here at 2pm, and kick-off is at 3pm!

Other games that day

  • Leicester City1
    Crystal Palace4
  • Burnley2
    Tottenham Hotspur1
  • Newcastle United2
    Huddersfield Town0

As it stood

1 Manchester City 27 +54 65
2 Liverpool 26 +44 65
3 Tottenham Hotspur 27 +28 60
4 Manchester United 26 +17 51
5 Arsenal 26 +16 50
6 Chelsea 26 +16 50
7 Watford 27 +4 40
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 +1 40
9 West Ham United 27 -5 36
11 Everton 27 -3 33
12 Leicester City 27 -6 32
13 Crystal Palace 27 -4 30
14 Burnley 27 -17 30
15 Newcastle United 27 -10 28
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 26 -11 27
17 Cardiff City 27 -27 25
18 Southampton 26 -16 24
19 Fulham 27 -35 17
20 Huddersfield Town 27 -36 11

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