” I think the ref won that game”, “That ref needs looking into”: Some Wolves fans disappointed with referee after 1-1 draw with Bournemouth + Match Report

Wolves vs Bournemouth report: Wolves match report

A Raul Jimenez spot kick earned Wolves a well-deserved point against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

A Josh King penalty in the first half put Bournemouth ahead, but Wolves were able to equalise inside the final ten minutes of the game. But more action followed in the 85th minute, as King missed the second Bournemouth penalty.

Wolves started the game brightly at the South Coast, forcing a succession of early corners but it was Bournemouth who has the first chance when Dominic Solanke headed well wide from King’s cross in the eighth minute.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s visitors had the ball in the back of the net within the ten minutes of the match, but Raul Jimenez’s finish was disallowed by referee Roger East after he had spotted a foul on Chris Mepham by Diogo Jota. Despite all the pressure applied by Wolves, Bournemouth took the lead in the 14th minute.

King made a clever run into the Wolves’ box and was judged to have been clipped by Joao Moutinho, with East pointing straight to the spot. King stepped up and coolly slotted into the right corner, Rui Patricio beaten despite going the correct way.

But at the other end, Wolves were furious when the referee refused to give them a penalty after Mepham had headed the ball on to his arm and behind, only a corner given instead. Nuno’s men were inches away from getting their equaliser when Jota’s cross across the box flashed just past the onrushing Jimenez.

Eight minutes after the break, Leander Dendocker’s header was kept out by veteran goalkeeper Artur Boruc. Solanke, on the other end, had a good chance to open his Bournemouth account but his shot was deflected by Patricio before defender Ryan Bennett stopped the ball from crossing the line.

Bournemouth came just inches away from doubling their lead when, catching Wolves on the break, Ibe struck a fierce shot that rattled the crossbar from just inside the area. However, Wolves levelled with seven minutes left. Doherty got a shot off but was judged to have been fouled by Smith in the process.

Jimenez stepped up and coolly slotted home the spot kick to equalise for Wolves. A minute later, the referee pointed to the spot as substitute Ivan Cavaleiro was judged to have committed a foul inside the area.

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But King missed the penalty after his effort skimmed the outside of the post as Wolves held onto a crucial point at the Vitality.

After a feisty 1-1 draw with Bournemouth, here’s how some Wolves fans reacted on Twitter.

Written by Rohan Sengupta

Hi, I am Rohan Sengupta from one of the busiest cities in India, Mumbai. A Journalism graduate with a keen interest in sports, football is something I simply cannot live without and writing, discussing and analyzing the game is what I do 24*7.

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