English Premiership

Howe delighted with rare derby win

2016-03-02 15:29
Eddie Howe (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe was thrilled to finally get one over on Southampton after seeing his side beat their south-coast rivals 2-0 at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday.

Goals either side of the break from Steve Cook (31') and Benik Afobe (79') secured a first league victory for the Cherries against the Saints since 1958.

Howe praised the supporters for playing their part in a claiming a rare win over their neighbours from Hampshire, which took the 15th-placed Dorset club eight points clear of the relegation zone.

The 38-year-old also hailed his players for putting in a real team effort to arrest a three-game winless streak in the Premier League.

"I am very pleased for everyone. Especially the supporters. I think we knew how big of a game it was for them today, it's been such a long time since we've beaten Southampton," he said after the match.

"But we were on it tonight and the crowd were very good. They got behind us and we gave them something to cheer about.

"The whole team functioned and when we do play well and the whole team is performing, we are a very difficult team to beat."

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