Cherries win hailed by Howe
Eddie Howe hailed his Bournemouth side's "dream start" as they ended a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over Huddersfield.
The Cherries had lost to Newcastle, Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City in recent weeks but goals in the opening 22 minutes from Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser got them back on track.
They did have to battle for the three points after that, though, as the Terriers came back strongly and made a game of it through Terence Kongolo's header shortly before the break.
Howe was relieved to end his side's drought and was grateful to their fast start.
"It's a big relief, it was a very, very tough game," he said. "We anticipated it would be, we respect Huddersfield a lot, I think they play a really good brand of football, they press really well.
"We knew it was going to be tough for us, we got the ideal start, a dream start really and looked in total control at that point. But they threw caution to the wind, put a lot of bodies forward of the ball and played very, very well, so credit to them for that.
"But credit to my players also for how we responded in the second half and repel their aerial bombardment, we dealt with that really well in the second period."
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.