Bournemouth 2-0 Cardiff City

Bournemouth 2-0 Cardiff City
Bournemouth 2-0 Cardiff City

By Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Sport Wales at the Vitality Stadium

Ryan Fraser has scored 16 goals for Bournemouth in 134 appearances for the Cherries

Bournemouth spoiled Cardiff City's Premier League return with a hard-earned 2-0 victory.

The technically superior hosts were quick to dominate possession, pinning their opponents back in their own half for long periods and deservedly taking the lead when Ryan Fraser fired in from close range.

Bournemouth were then awarded a penalty when Callum Wilson was brought down after a tangle with Bruno Ecuele Manga, but the forward's low spot kick was well saved by Neil Etheridge.

Cardiff roused themselves in the second half with a flurry of chances from set pieces - the best seeing Sean Morrison thwarted a yard out by Asmir Begovic.

But Wilson struck in added time to give Bournemouth a first opening day win since they were promoted to the top flight in 2015.

More to follow.

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