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AFC Bournemouth 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers: Junior Stanislas goal puts Cherries top

Junior Stanislas scores for Bournemouth
Junior Stanislas opened the scoring for Bournemouth four minutes after Wycombe went down to 10 men

Junior Stanislas scored his sixth goal in six Championship games as Bournemouth edged past 10-man Wycombe to move top of the table on goal difference.

The Cherries forward tapped in a low David Brooks cross four minutes after Alex Pattison was given a straight red card for the visitors for a lunging challenge on Lewis Cook.

Until then Wycombe had frustrated their hosts, restricting them to half-chances and starting the second half brightly in front of 2,000 fans at Vitality Stadium.

Adebayo Akinfenwa's header forced Asmir Begovic into a save as Gareth Ainsworth's side never gave up but they are now without a win in nine league games.

Bournemouth move above Norwich, who will regain top spot if they avoid defeat at Reading on Wednesday, while second-bottom Wycombe are five points from safety after Nottingham Forest beat Sheffield Wednesday.

In stoppage time matchwinner Stanislas was involved in a shoving match with team-mate Sam Surridge, who shot wide rather than taking the ball to the corner, with the pair having to be separated.

Ryan Allsop saved brilliantly from Dominic Solanke's header and Stanislas saw an effort cleared off the line as Jason Tindall's Cherries pressed for a first-half goal, but until Pattison's red card Wycombe were proving a tough nut to crack.

The Chairboys had enjoyed their best spell until the sending off - Nick Freeman testing Begovic from the edge of the box before the Bosnia keeper pulled off a great save to deny Garath McCleary's turn and shot.

But Stanislas and Wales winger Brooks had the quality to capitalise on their man advantage and Bournemouth took the points despite not reaching the highs of Saturday's 5-0 thrashing of Huddersfield.

Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall told BBC Radio Solent:

"We got the goal with one of the only bits of quality I felt we showed around the box in terms of our decision making.

"I felt we were the only team that were going to score if I'm totally honest, 11 against 11.

"The red card - it makes it difficult for any team when they're down to 10 men and maybe it did give us a lift. We got the goal I felt we deserved but we're just disappointed we only won by one tonight."

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"They needed a sending off that was never a sending off - it's his [Alex Pattison's] first tackle of the game, it's not reckless.

"I thought the referee didn't react at all until everybody ran and charged towards Alex Pattison and I just think that inflamed the situation.

"I'm absolutely so proud of those players tonight - I thought they took top of the league all the way and if we keep playing like that we'll be more than fine."

Line-ups

Bournemouth

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Begovic
  • 15A Smith
  • 3S Cook
  • 25Simpson
  • 5Kelly
  • 8Lerma
  • 16L CookSubstituted forGoslingat 82'minutes
  • 29BillingBooked at 55minsSubstituted forSurridgeat 60'minutes
  • 7BrooksSubstituted forRicoat 82'minutes
  • 9SolankeSubstituted forKingat 81'minutes
  • 19Stanislas

Substitutes

  • 4Gosling
  • 14Surridge
  • 20Riquelme
  • 21Rico
  • 23Travers
  • 24Ofoborh
  • 26Kilkenny
  • 27King
  • 32Anthony

Wycombe

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 1Allsop
  • 2Grimmer
  • 12Knight
  • 26McCarthyBooked at 18mins
  • 3Jacobson
  • 4GapeSubstituted forFreemanat 44'minutes
  • 7Wheeler
  • 8PattisonBooked at 64mins
  • 19McClearySubstituted forHorganat 79'minutes
  • 20AkinfenwaSubstituted forIkpeazuat 80'minutes
  • 11KashketSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Ikpeazu
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 17Horgan
  • 21Charles
  • 22Freeman
  • 23Onyedinma
  • 25Samuel
  • 31Stockdale
  • 33Mehmeti
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
2,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home22
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bournemouth 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bournemouth 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

    Joshua King (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Surridge (Bournemouth) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Joshua King.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Ryan Allsop.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Surridge (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Joshua King (Bournemouth).

  10. Post update

    Uche Ikpeazu (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Daryl Horgan with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Lloyd Kelly (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Wycombe Wanderers).

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Uche Ikpeazu (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fred Onyedinma.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Bournemouth. Junior Stanislas tries a through ball, but Joshua King is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Diego Rico replaces David Brooks.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Dan Gosling replaces Lewis Cook.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Joshua King replaces Dominic Solanke.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth19107235161937
2Norwich1811432517837
3Watford1997323131034
4Swansea1896321101133
5Reading1810352821733
6Brentford1988328171132
7Stoke198652420430
8Bristol City199372020030
9Barnsley198472324-128
10Middlesbrough187651914527
11Cardiff187562316726
12Luton187561720-326
13Blackburn1874732221025
14Millwall195951617-124
15Huddersfield187382227-524
16Preston1972102630-423
17Birmingham185761416-222
18Coventry185672027-721
19QPR194781826-819
20Rotherham1844101725-816
21Nottm Forest1944111324-1116
22Derby18279822-1413
23Wycombe1925121128-1711
24Sheff Wed1936101021-119
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