Bournemouth responded to their Premier League record-equalling 9-0 defeat to Liverpool at the weekend by frustrating Wolves at the Vitality Stadium.

Scott Parker lost his job in the wake of the Anfield embarrassment and interim boss Gary O’Neil took charge of Bournemouth for this one.

Wolves, who have struggled to find the net all season, dominated the game. Bruno Lage’s side are typically defensively strong and that was no different, but even with 17 total attempts on goal they could not find a breakthrough here.

It didn’t help that only four of those efforts actually tested Neto in the home goal, but the overall lack of goals – just two in five games – will be a concern for Wolves, who remain in the bottom three.

For Bournemouth, avoiding defeat and keeping a clean sheet will feel like a big win in the context. It was important for them to bounce back from the weekend in a positive way to avoid confidence in the squad being completely crushed and they have stayed out of the relegation zone.


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