Spot-kick mayhem as Bournemouth draw with Wolves

Spot-kick mayhem as Bournemouth draw with Wolves
By Reuters
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In a Premier League game of three fiercely-contested penalties, Joshua King scored one and missed another as Bournemouth drew 1-1 on Saturday with Wolverhampton Wanderers who also netted from the spot.

For all Bournemouth's poor away form, they have not lost in the league to anyone outside the top six at Vitality Stadium this season and took the lead on 16 minutes, although Wolves claimed King went down under minimal contact from Joao Moutinho.

Wolves were further incensed moments later when referee Roger East turned down their own appeals for a penalty after Chris Mepham headed on to his own arm.

But they were eventually awarded a spot-kick when the referee harshly penalised Adam Smith. Raul Jimenez fired home but within minutes King had another chance from the spot even though Ryan Fraser appeared to be fouled by Ivan Cavaleiro outside the area.

This time King hit the post and Bournemouth also went close through Jordan Ibe, who crashed a shot against the bar, and Dominic Solanke, who should have done better when free on goal.

Bournemouth's Jefferson Lerma received his 10th booking of the season for a foul on Moutinho and will serve a three-match ban.

(Reporting by Neil Robinson, editing by Ed Osmond)

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