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Match Thread: Wolves vs Bournemouth FC

Doc gets his latest goal

By Wolves
December 15 2018

Wolves host Bournemouth today looking to win three consecutive Premier League matches for the first time ever. Eddie Howe will also be looking for a positive result following his team's drubbing by Liverpool last Saturday 

Nuno Espirito Santo says his coaching team are in the ideal situation, having an almost totally fit squad to choose from for today's match, and his selections will surely be interesting for all fans - particularly in midfield. Romain Saiss has done well in midfield since he came in for the last two matches, playing with both Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho. Morgan Gibbs-White efforts have been well received by fans when starting and when coming on as a substitute. However Ruben Neves' performances have been considered to be below par, so we wait to see what Nuno's view is. Jonny Alto is also said to be in with a shout, so will he be called back in to replace the impressive Ruben Vinagre. Also up front we wait to see whether Raul Jimenez will return to replace the somewhat hapless Traore, alongside the vastly improved Jota.  

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Match Thread: Wolves vs Bournemouth FC
Discussion started by Wolves , 15/12/2018 11:55
15/12/2018 11:55
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018:12:29:12:13:23 by Cheshire wolf.

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 14:05
So... Nuno has decided on several changes to last week's starting eleven with Saiss, Vinagre, Traore and Costa starting on the bench. Line-up:

Patrício, Doherty, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Jonny, Moutinho, Neves, Gibbs-White, Jiménez, Jota

Ruddy, Dendoncker, Saïss, Vinagre, Cavaleiro, Costa, Traoré

Julius Cesar Wolf
15/12/2018 14:50
Great starting eleven,our best IMHO.

Surprised to see Jonny back so soon,good news.

As always,I think we will knick it.

Downside to that is that I am lousy in predicting football results..but even a blind hen finds a corn sometimes.


Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 14:59
Match underway. Wolves putting them under pressure immediately.
Referee today is Simon Hooper, having his first season in the PL. Coady, Bennett & Jota need to be careful as they are all on four yellows.
Great intervention by Coady to deny King

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Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 15:04
B'mouth shaping up quite well and having their share of play.

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 15:08
Great run to the left of pen area by Jota and he sets up Raul for an easy goal
Wolves 1 B'mouth 0

Billericay Wolf
15/12/2018 15:14
Wolves up to 7th. at the moment!

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 15:16
Our front three are pressing the B'mouth back line every time they have the ball whilst our back line are passing the ball confidently

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 15:18
Mings finds Stanislas unmarked in plenty of space in our pen area, but he skies it over the bar. Lucky let off for us.

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Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 15:25
Good link up play between MGW, Doc & Raul. Raul gets a shot off but too high

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 15:28
In the last move MGW was sandwiched by Mings and Cook, Mings was hurt, and has now gone down again. Looks like he might not be able to continue, but he is!!

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 15:31
Cook gets the first yellow card of the game for a late foul on Jota. Mings has to leave the field & replaced by Rico (never heard of him!!)

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 15:33
Dreadful clearance by Rui, but Boly saves his blushes

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Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 15:35
B'mouth resorting to fouls now to try & contain us. Lerama pulls Jota back as he breaks & gets a yellow card

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 15:37
Good break by Ryan Fraser & he should have done better, but Wolves clear the danger

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 15:39
Fab ball by Neves to set Jota free. He runs at the pen area and is barged in the back by Cook, but nothing given. Now Jota down hurt

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 15:43
Jota leaves the field hurt to be replaced by Costa if there's a break in play before the added three minutes are played

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 15:45
Half time Wolves finish with ten men after Jota hurt in a challenge by Cook, and it's a shame as he has been a real threat to B'mouth. He also made the goal after a great run and cross to Raul.
Wolves 1 B'mouth 0

15/12/2018 15:53
So far so good. Let’s hope that the loss of Jota doesn’t disrupt the team and also hope the injury is not serious.
Thanks again for keeping us up to date Chesh.

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 16:01
Ready to start again, and Costa comes on to end replace Jota.No other changes as we kick off again. First time at Molineux we have had a lead at half time this season.
B'mouth haven't scored a second half goal in six games

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 16:03
As at the start of the game B'mouth are on the front foot, but Wolves coping with them so far

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 16:06
Boly has made some exceptional passes up to our forwards.MGW took one and set up Neves but his shot went wide

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 16:09
Andrew Surman shoots from outside the area but wide. Raul has been ruled offside wrongly twice in my view

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 16:12
Glorious chance for Costa set up by MGW but he shoots wide with his right foot with only the goalie to beat. Callum Wilson comes on for B'mouth

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 16:15
Coady being treated for possible facial injury - I missed what happened.

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 16:17
Stanislas free kick from the edge of our area hits the cross bar

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 16:22
Gibbs-White sets up Doc this time for a corner. He is playing very well

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Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 16:27
Costa booked for a foul. B'mouth committing more players forward. We need another goal to put this to bed as soon as possible. B'mouth get their first corner of the 2nd Hal, well cleared by Boly. Caoady collides with Rui & hurts himself again. Saiss being prepared to come on.

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 16:29
Saiss replaces Gibbs-White who gets deserved good applause as he leaves the field.

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 16:32
Great play by Wolves deserved more than a corner.

Billericay Wolf
15/12/2018 16:35
Concentrate lads, concentrate.

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 16:36
Stanislas replaced by ally's Mousset. Good break by Doc but his pass just behind Costa

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 16:39
Neves sets up Costa who brings out a fine save from Begovic

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 16:43
B'mouth mount a counter attack - Cook shoots from outside the area but wide.
Raul gets loud applause as he is replaced by Cavaleiro- he has had a good game and scored our goal

Billericay Wolf
15/12/2018 16:45
4 mins extra time.

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 16:47
We are into four added minutes. Saiss makes a desperate clearance. Good defending by Joao,then Rui takes control. Lee a stops Costa as he breaks but no card

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 16:48
Cav feeds Costa, Costa feeds Cav and he puts it away for Wolves 2 B'mouth 0

15/12/2018 16:50
Great result.

Billericay Wolf
15/12/2018 16:50

Cheshire wolf
15/12/2018 16:54
That's it Wolves have 3 consecutive wins for the first time in the PL. we played really well especially in defence. I thought Boly was superb today, and Raul did an enormous amount of work after getting our first goal. Sadly Jota had to go off at half time as he was playing well again, but Costa did his bit in 2nd half, especially setting up Cav for his injury time goal - for the second match running!!
That takes us up to 7th position, one point behind Man Utd, who pay at Anfield tomorrow!!

15/12/2018 17:00
Just caught the result on TV! Looks very wet at the Mol! It's raining up t'north but nothing as bad. Great effort from the team - 7th!! I shall read your summary later, lads - many thanks!

Julius Cesar Wolf
15/12/2018 17:12
Well,I was very nervous during the whole game.
We have a little bit of rub of the green again and that makes it much easier.
I think we conducted ourselves in a very professional matter,and after Rauls fifth goal of the season it was up to Cherries to break their deadlock.We stood firm and in the end I certainly thinks we deserved it.

It was a good team effort more than anything else.

A couple of mentions..Willy Boly had another great game.
Ruben Neves with a welcome improved performance.
Diogo Jota continues to look sharp,hope the injury isn´t too bad.

Our MOTM for me is Raul Jimenez.Fifth goal of the season and a hardworking and very valuable effort besides that.We simply is a better team when Raul is playing,and those 30 Mills doesn´t seem off the mark to me.Quality costs,and Raul is just that.

25 point with Liverpool and Fulham to go before halftime.

We are on our way to our best season since 1979/80.

Let the good times roll!

Forever Wolves.

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15/12/2018 18:54
Another great result, full marks to everyone concerned to bounce back from a terrible spell to win 3 in a row and go 7th! For a while i was afraid we might be heading for a relegation battle - my apologies for doubting
25 points from 17 games is so impressive. Happy days(Sm128)

Andy Fincher
15/12/2018 20:12
Great result and only one point away from the top six, albeit with Man, Utd playing tomorrow. If I'm honest I thought 2-0 flattered us a bit. Bournemouth had some good spells as we did but apart from hitting the crossbar from a free-kick, Patricio was not really too troubled.
No-one had a bad game but Bennett and Jiminez played particularly well. Gibbs-White played well again, it was good to see Neves play better than he had in recent matches and Jota also continues to look like he is finding his form so hopefully the injury isn't serious. Cavaleiro took his goal well and I think he was a little unlucky to lose his place on the back of half a bad match against Huddersfield and at the moment I would certainly start him over Costa or Traore.
A big test next against Liverpool but we've done well against the big boys so far so I'm hopeful we can get something.

Ivybridge Wolf
17/12/2018 18:17
Really enjoyed the match despite it being absolutely freezing! It was a bit scrappy but enough entertainment and nervousness to keep it very interesting. Just great to see them win to be honest and what a position in the league. My next match is at Wembley v Spurs. Can’t wait! Never seen us at Wembley before. Missed out on tickets in 74 / 80 and undergrad exam timing thwarted me for the Sherpa Van Trophy (too sensible by half in them days!).

Great overall performance from the team, however at the risk of being hypercritical, Patricio needs to work much harder on his distribution and Costa continues not to impress. I don’t want to write Helda off just yet but he has to improve his overall play, positional and effort. That miss was dreadful. Confidence in his boots perhaps? Don’t know but I’d pick Cav, MGW or Traore every time over him at the moment.

However, back to the positive. 25 reasons to be cheerful and so looking forward to Friday night!


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