IT WAS another busy evening for VAR as 10-man Cherries managed to hold onto a 1-0 win away at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Antoine Semenyo marked his return to the starting XI with a first-half goal, before controversy followed in the second period.

First Wolves had a goal ruled out after a VAR check before Milos Kerkez saw red for Bournemouth, VAR this time upholding referee Attwell’s onfield decision.

And in the dying embers a second potential equaliser was ruled out for offside, another VAR check following to confirm.

Cherries head coach Andoni Iraola made three changes to the side beaten at Aston Villa on Sunday, with Mark Travers handed a first Premier League start of the season in between the sticks.

He replaced Neto in goal, whilst Lloyd Kelly and Dango Ouattara made way for Alex Scott and Semenyo.

In the absence of regular captain Neto, Adam Smith donned the armband.

The early exchanges were largely played in Wolves’ half, Cherries earning a succession of corners.

Bournemouth’s best chance fell to Dominic Solanke after Lewis Cook pickpocketed Tommy Doyle from behind – a block sending Solanke’s effort just over the bar.

Travers would be called into action for the first time after 13 minutes of action.

Wolves midfielder Pablo Sarabia decided to try his luck from range, his curling effort matched by a fully stretched Travers.

Jose Sa in the Wolves goal would go one better.

A fine Cherries move saw a ball over the top unlock the home defence, Scott fashioning the ball to Solanke.

The striker held play up to lay the ball of to Justin Kluivert; the Dutchman’s quick-thinking producing a backheel to the arriving Kerkez.

Kerkez’s curling effort seemed destined for the net, but Sa somehow scooped the ball away for a corner.

The Hungarian would be involved in his side’s opener.

Combining with Kluivert again, the left-back found himself close to goal on the byline. His cross into the box was blocked, but the ball fell kindly to Semenyo to tuck home for his eighth Premier League goal of the season.

In the second half, Cherries picked up where they left off in the first period.

Marcos Senesi’s effort took a deflection off Kluivert which could have deceived Sa – but the Portuguese managed to get his chest to the effort.

Wolves’ best moment of the game saw the ball end up in the back of the net.

Nelson Semedo’s cross was pinpoint, finding Hee Chan Hwang lurking behind Illia Zabarnyi. The South Korean’s header was just as accurate, leaving Travers with no chance.

But there would be a reprieve for Cherries, as a VAR check highlighted substitute Matheus Cunha fouling Kluivert in the build-up to the goal.

VAR had a further role to play.

Kerkez flung himself into a challenge on sub Doherty, referee Attwell thinking a while before producing a red card.

A check was made to see whether he had made the right decision; VAR upholding the dismissal.

That left Cherries to face a total of 20 minutes with just 10 men.

Despite their numerical advantage, Wolves were not producing much of note.

In the final moments of 10 additional minutes, Wolves had the ball in the back of the net.

The ball was recycled back into the box and found Wolves skipper Max Kilman, who swivelled and fired what he thought was the equaliser.

However, the offside flag was up - and although a VAR check made it closer than it first seemed, the goal remained ruled out.

Wolves: Sa; Semedo, S Bueno (Doherty, h-t), Kilman; Toti (Fraser, 90+3), Lemina, Gomes (Traore, 64), Ait-Nouri, Doyle (Cunha, 55); Hwang, Sarabia (Chirewa, 64).

Unused subs: H Bueno, Holman, Okoduwa, Bentley (g/k).

Booked: Semedo, Ait-Nouri, Doherty, Cunha.

Cherries: Neto; Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi (Hill, 86), Kerkez; Cook, Christie, Scott (Kelly, 81); Kluivert (Ouattara, 74), Semenyo, Solanke (Unal, 86).

Unused subs: Aarons, Sadi, Billing, Dacosta Gonzalez, Neto (g/k).

Booked: Unal.

Dismissed: Kerkez.