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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Raúl Jiménez (12')
  • Ivan Cavaleiro (90'+4')

Raul Jimenez on target as Wolves beat Bournemouth to continue winning run

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Wolves 2-0 Bournemouth: Jiménez on target (1:46)

Raúl Jiménez and Ivan Cavaleiro's goals secured Wolverhampton Wanderers a home win against Bournemouth and their third successive league win. (1:46)

Wolverhampton Wanderers continued their surge in form, beating Bournemouth 2-0 at Molineux thanks to goals from Raul Jimenez and Ivan Cavaleiro to record a third successive top-flight win for the first time since 1980.

The contrast in form between the two sides could not have been more marked, with Bournemouth suffering a sixth defeat in seven Premier League games.

Manager Eddie Howe had stressed the need to quickly forget the 4-0 thumping by Liverpool last time out, but the visitors soon fell behind straight to Diogo Jota, whose mis-hit shot fell for Raul to tap home for his fifth goal of the season.

Raul turned provider for Jota with a superb through ball but Steve Cook was alert to the danger and bounced the winger off the ball, a challenge that injured the Portuguese and led to his halftime substitution.

Jota's replacement Helder Costa sliced his shot when put through by Morgan Gibbs-White as Wolves pushed for the goal that would have put them out of sight.

Bournemouth introduced top scorer Callum Wilson from the bench, but his best chance was deflected for a corner and the victory was sealed by Cavaleiro with a cool finish in injury time.

The game was the first ever top-flight clash between the clubs and the result put Wolves seventh, one point behind Manchester United.

"In this weather, with the wind, cold and rain and against Bournemouth -- I'm very proud. We did a fantastic job," Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo said.

"Now we're in a good moment. It's important to realise why. The boys' character, the way they commit to the work on a daily basis, well done to them."