Now that’s what I call a winter warmer.
Despite the hellish conditions, it was a delight to see Nuno’s men grind out a third win in succession against a talented opponent.
It’s the first time since 1980 that Wolves have managed that feat, and it’s tantalising to ponder on what record this team will break next.
But if our recent slump taught us anything, it’s that perspective is of paramount importance at this level.
And with unbeaten Liverpool up next, it’s probably best to keep our feet firmly planted on the floor for now.
Nonetheless, this was an impressive victory.
With both teams hampered by relentless wind and rain, it wasn’t quite the free-flowing contest you’d otherwise expect to see.
Both sides were sloppy in possession, and it was somewhat of a surprise when we took an early lead.
Some industrious work from Diogo Jota, coupled with abhorrent defending from the Cherries, conspired to hand Raul a fifth goal of the season.
Our Mexican number nine looks rejuvenated by the slightly re-jigged formation we’ve fielded since the Chelsea game, and was my personal man of the match today.
Jota’s recent resurgence has no doubt helped Raul’s cause, and it was a concern to see the diminutive forward go off at half-time. Hopefully we won’t be missing him for too long.
That seems unlikely, given that Jonny is back on the scene so shortly after being laid off with what looked a nasty knee injury.
I thought the Spaniard brought some much-needed balance to the defence today, which remained resolute throughout.
Bournemouth cause their opponents lots of trouble with a pass-and-go style that isn’t too dissimilar to our own, so a good rearguard performance was needed today.
The ability to soak up all of their pressure meant that a second goal was all that was needed to wrap this contest up, and that came in the dying embers thanks to some sumptuous counter-attacking.
Helder Costa continues to cut a frustrating figure so far this season but you’ll be hard pressed to find a better pass than the one he laid on for Cavaleiro’s late strike.
From beginning to last, the move was a thing of incisive, game-killing beauty.
If we can be that ruthless on a consistent basis, then the sky is the limit for this side.
But, like many of you, I’ll take seventh place and a point off Manchester United for the time being.