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Howe praises Cherries' spirit

13th January 2018, 15:01 by Neil Foster

Eddie Howe felt Monday's 2-2 come-from-behind draw with Brighton was down to his players' spirit and attitude.

The Cherries were behind as early as the fifth minute while they conceded their second just three minutes after the break, but they hit back on each occasion.

Steve Cook and Callum Wilson bagged the all-important goals as the spoils on the south coast were shared.

It was an important point for the Vitality Stadium outfit, who are now unbeaten in three top-flight games with one win and two draws seeing them move to 14th in the standings.

There is still a long way to go but, having previously endured a run of eight games without a win, the signs are now hopeful that things are on the up.

Team spirit has never been in question at Bournemouth and Howe felt it was an essential ingredient in the way they came back on New Year's Day.

"I was happy with how we fought back. I was disappointed with the goals we conceded, not just the timing of them but the manner of them," he said.

"We really did shoot ourselves in the foot. When you come away from home and concede so early in both halves, it makes it difficult.

"I was very pleased with the response because it is not easy to chase the game the way we did, with the quality we had. That was the impressive thing."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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