Bournemouth hand Cardiff opening game defeat on return to top flight

first_img 3 3 Fraser netted to give his side the lead Cardiff lost their first game back in the Premier League 2-0, as goals from Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson gave Bournemouth a winning start.Winger Fraser converted from close range in the 24th minute at the Vitality Stadium before Wilson settled a tight contest by side-footing home in stoppage time. LINE UPSBournemouth: Begovic; Smith, Steve Cook, Nathan Aké, Daniels; Brooks, Gosling, Surman, Ryan Fraser; Joshua King, Callum WilsonCardiff: Etheridge; Peltier, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Bennett; Souleymane Bamba, Paterson, Ralls; Mendez-Laing, Hoilett, Decordova-Reid 3center_img Wilson missed a penalty, but made up for it later on The Cherries started slowly but went ahead with the game’s first shot on target. Striker Wilson worked space inside the area and his pull back from the right was calmly slotted home by unmarked Scotland international Fraser.Wilson had a golden chance to double the advantage in the 34th minute but, after referee Kevin Friend adjudged he was tripped inside the 18-yard box by Bruno Ecuele Manga, his tame spot-kick was saved by City keeper Etheridge. City captain Sean Morrison almost forced a 65th-minute equaliser but home keeper Asmir Begovic scrambled the ball away after substitute Josh Murphy – on for his first appearance following an £11m move from Norwich – had hooked towards goal.The Cherries have never lost at home to a promoted side in the top flight and they made the three points safe in the first minute of added time.Substitute Simon Francis dispossessed Murphy on the right wing before cutting the ball back for Wilson to stroke home and atone for his early penalty miss. Bournemouth got their 2018/19 campaign off to a good start last_img

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