SERGIO Aguero’s Christmas card list will not include referee Mike Jones’s name – and neither will Kenny Jackett’s after the official played a huge part in extending Wolves’ rotten run.
Jackett’s men led at the break as loanee Danny Graham opened his account for the club and ended Wolves’ month-long goal drought with a smart header.
However, Rajiv van La Parra’s sending-off for what Jones – who made headlines last month for wrongly booking Manchester City ace Aguero for diving – deemed a deliberate elbow on Steve Cook turned the game in the Cherries’ favour.
Goals from Harry Arter and Matt Ritchie in the last 20 minutes changed the course of the game, extending Bournemouth’s unbeaten run to 11 games and handing Wolves a fifth defeat on the spin.
Wolves ended the game with nine men after Matt Doherty’s stoppage-time lunge on Brett Pitman and Jackett felt both red cards were very harsh.
Jackett said:“The first sending-off was the turning point and the officials have said he led with his elbow and because of that it was a red card.
“I didn’t think he led with his elbow at the time and having seen it again after I felt it was head to head, perhaps a booking for a mistimed challenge but not a red. He was definitely going for the ball.
“It took off a player on the day who was a big threat for us and changed the dynamics of the game.
“We’ve been lacking pace in that position since Nouha Dicko has been injured and van La Parra’s athleticism was a constant threat so to lose him – and lose him unjustly – was a big blow.
“Not just going down to 10 but you could see our forward threat diminish after that.
“The second sending-off I felt was equally harsh. I felt Matt Doherty won the ball with his front foot and his second leg was passive, by his side.
“We gave as good as we got in the hour up to the sending-off. We gave a very good side a lot of problems and deserved our lead.
“Our recent performances haven’t been good enough as well as recent results – but we had a per-