AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was pleased with the attitude shown by his players to come from behind twice against Crystal Palace.
Two substitutes got their names on the score sheet with Lys Mousset and Joshua King scoring in front of the North Stand to earn a point at Dean Court.
The result leaves the Cherries 11th in the Premier League table on 38 points, ten points clear of south coast neighbours Southampton in the relegation zone (however they do have two games in hand).
Howe was particularly pleased with the fighting spirit shown amongst the squad.
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On 23rd December 2017, the Cherries lost 4-0 away to Premier League champions-elect Manchester City. Since that game, AFC Bournemouth have lost just twice in 14 games.
During that same period, the Cherries have now earned 14 points from losing positions, with 14 goals scored in the final 20 minutes of matches.
Howe told afcb.co.uk…
“There’s never a dull moment with us. It’s not good for my health and was really edge-of-your-seat stuff.
“We stopped Palace winning and we’re another point closer to where we want to be. We’ve had two defeats in 15 and that is great at this level so the players deserve credit…”
“…Early in the game, we had some great moments, but Palace came back. I always felt we had a goal in us and we looked dangerous.
“The comeback says lots about the attitude of our players and team. The players want to go the extra mile, I don’t think we’ve ever lost that and I think its shone again..”
Sorry Roger wrote…
Entertainment, entertainment, entertainment. That second half was a thrilling game of football with some great passages of play by both teams. Every year I say the same thing: I would rather go down playing as we do than stay up playing like Karanka’s Middlesbrough, Pellegrino’s Southampton, Hughton’s Brighton etc. Fortunately, we look on course to stay up again.
I am seriously thinking of only coming to the second half of games though. – Join the conversation