Wilson strikes to deny Bournemouth

Harry Wilson earned Cardiff a place against Bournemouth on his first Bluebirds start as the two sides distributed an entertaining 1-1 Championship attract the Welsh capital.

Dominic Solanke tapped home within the first half to give the Cherries the particular lead after they had responded remarkably following some sloppy passing in early stages.

But they were designed to pay for not extending their prospect when Liverpool loanee Wilson — who spent last season from Bournemouth – equalised.

The game’s key moment arrived when Cardiff goalkeeper Alex Smithies produced an outstanding save to stop Solanke making it 2-0 and Wilson proceeded to go straight up the other end to degree the scores.

Wilson was joined in making his 1st Cardiff Championship start by 19-year-old left-back Joel Bagan, who stepped along with Joe Bennett and Greg Cunningham both out injured.

Wilson shot wide after just 18 seconds in an even starting period during which Arnaut Danjuma plus Adam Smith had Bournemouth is actually best chances.

Cardiff’s Junior Hoilett and Will Vaulks blazed over as the opportunities continued. Wilson was the home side’s main danger at the centre of their attacking trio behind striker Robert Glatzel.

Image: Harry Wilson commemorates scoring the equaliser for Cardiff

Jefferson Lerma forced Smithies into action plus Jack Stacey could not convert Smith’s cross, but Stacey made up for that miss just before the break right after being played in by Lerma.

His cross has been perfect and, with the Cardiff protection passive, Solanke opened the rating in the 35th minute.

Wilson fired just wide prior to the break as Cardiff began their own search for an equaliser, but Bournemouth were straight on the attack within the second half.

Jr Stanislas fired in a low combination which narrowly evaded his team-mates and Stacey shot wide.

Smithies was the hero whenever he stopped Solanke from duplicity the Cherries’ lead – Stacey was in acres of space over the right and his cross found Solanke, only for Smithies to somehow go on the strike to deflect this on to the bar.

Cardiff went straight up the other end plus Wilson hit the woodwork. The trademark free-kick from the Wales global was flicked on to the bar simply by Asmir Begovic.

Vaulks’ header worked Begovic again also it was that man Wilson who levelled as he converted Hoilett’s cross.

Stanislas was next to hit the bar with a ferocious set-piece which left the woodwork rattling and Smithies motionless.

The chances kept coming and Solanke missed a sitter of a header, but the sides could not be divided despite late Bournemouth pressure.

Wales defender Chris Mepham appealed for a late penalty since the Cherries built up a head associated with steam before settling for a stage.

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