GOALS from Raul Jimenez and Ivan Cavaleiro meant Cherries’ tough run of Premier League results continued with a 2-0 defeat at Wolves.

On-loan Benfica forward Jimenez popped up on 12 minutes before substitute Cavaleiro netted on the counter deep into stoppage time at Molineux.

Defeat left Cherries contemplating their sixth league loss in seven games. They slipped to 10th in the table.

In the first top-flight meeting between the clubs, Cherries made two changes from the starting XI which was beaten 4-0 at home by Liverpool last time out.

Simon Francis was ruled out of the squad with a groin injury, meaning Jordon Ibe was utilised as a wing-back for the visitors – who reverted to three central defenders.

Tyrone Mings slotted into the heart of Eddie Howe’s defence, David Brooks dropped to the bench.

In Francis’s absence, former Wolves man Andrew Surman skippered Cherries on his 400th league appearance.

The hosts were going in search of their third top-flight victory on the spin but boss Nuno Espírito Santo made four alterations.

Jonny, Joao Moutinho, Jimenez and Morgan Gibbs-White were all recalled to his line-up.

It was Cherries who created the first opening after just three minutes.

Surman spotted the run of Joshua King, who had sprung the offside trap.

His drilled effort across goal was thwarted by the feet of stopper Rui Patricio and looped over the bar.

But on 12 minutes, the visitors conceded a sloppy opener.

After Charlie Daniels misplaced his pass straight to Diogo Jota, he surged at the visiting defence and saw his deflected effort off Steve Cook fall to Mexican Jimenez – who had acres of space to slot home.

Mings then surged forward in search of a response for the Dorset club. After a neat one-two with Daniels, the former Ipswich man drilled in a cross for Junior Stanislas.

But after controlling the fizzing delivery, the former West Ham man failed to keep down his strike at goal.

Cherries had seen plenty of the ball in the opening period but were left frustrated by the hosts.

And matters were made worse for Howe’s men on 36 minutes when Mings was forced off through injury.

The centre-half had earlier won a header above of Gibbs-White on the edge of the box but was left clutching his back – an area which kept him out for the majority of last season.

After attempting to play on, he was replaced by Diego Rico, with Daniels dropping into the back three.

The home fans were then left incensed as Cook, who had already been booked, tussled with Jota as the Portuguese midfielder went to ground on the edge of the box.

Referee Simon Hooper waved play on with Jota forced off at half-time.

As the rain hammered down during the second period, Wolves could have had a second.

Gibbs-White released substitute Costa to spark a slick counter and running in on goal unchallenged he blazed wide from an acute angle.

Boss Howe then brought on frontman Wilson for Ibe with Fraser switching to wing-back before the hour mark.

Cherries looked to threaten and came within inches of a leveller. Stanislas’s free-kick rattled the frame of the goal after Cook had been fouled by Wily Boly on the edge of the box.

Striker Wilson then gained half a yard of space after swivelling away from his man 20 yards out, only to see his strike at goal cannon off a defender.

One final throw of the dice for the visitors saw Lys Mousset replace Stanislas with 10 minutes remaining.

But it was not to be for the Dorset club as Cavaleiro broke forward to stroke the ball past Begovic four minutes into stoppage time.

Cherries: Begovic; Cook, Ake, Mings (Rico, 36); Ibe (Wilson, 58), Lerma, Surman, Daniels; Fraser, King, Stanislas (Mousset, 80).

Unused subs: Brooks, Pugh, Defoe, Boruc (g/k)

Booked: Cook, Lerma

Wolves: Patricio; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny; Jiminez (Cavaleiro, 89), Gibbs-White (Saiss, 75), Jota (Costa h-t).

Unused subs: Vinagre, Dendoncker, Traore, Ruddy (g/k).

Booked: Costa.

Referee: Simon Hooper.