Wolverhampton Wanderers were back in Premier League action earlier today as we travelled to Dean Court to face Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side.
With Wolves enjoying a good season following our promotion to the top flight, optimism is high that we can push even higher in the remaining months of the campaign and those hopes took a blow 14 minutes into the first half as Bournemouth made full use of their penalty award to take a 1-0 lead.
Wolves had to wait until the final ten minutes before we managed to draw the scores level as Raul Jimenez found the back of the net with a penalty of his own in the 83rd minute.
The game was all about spot kicks as the referee awarded a third, and a second to the hosts, but luckily for us, they wasted that chance, hitting the woodwork. Fans will decide for themselves whether, in fact, any of the three should’ve actually been awarded.
Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo almost broke his own rule about not speaking about referees.
“Football is not always fair, it was a very competitive and emotional game against a very tough team. Eddie Howe is doing a fantastic job. When incidents happen in the game you cannot lose focus. Until the first penalty we were on top, but then we lost composure and we must improve. It is a very difficult task for referees. I don’t want to talk about VAR. As long as the officials are fair nobody can complain.”
With Joao Moutinho taking an elbow to the face, he added.
“Joao Moutinho is bleeding heavily from his mouth. He was not happy at all, and when a short man is angry it’s tough.”
Don’t let Moutinho near referee Roger East, he had that much of a mare in the game our diminutive midfielder could turn him into glue.