For a moment this afternoon, AFC Bournemouth were top of the Premier League table.
It came after the Cherries had come from behind at the London Stadium against West Ham United, the nineteenth time AFC Bournemouth have recorded a victory from a losing position in 2018.
A rather dubious penalty, conceded by Nathan Ake had been converted by Marko Arnautovic on the half-hour mark. The home side took that lead into halftime, but six second-half minutes saw the Cherries turn the game on its head.
The equaliser came via Callum Wilson, who beat four men before finishing superbly past Fabianski.
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— Callum Wilson (@CallumWilson) August 18, 2018
The winner was a brave diving header from Steve Cook.
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The three points, of course, mean that AFC Bournemouth have now not only won their first opening game of the season in the top flight of English football but now it is the first time they have won back-to-back games at the start of a Premier League campaign.
Tag on the two victories at the end of last season and it’s the first time AFC Bournemouth have won four games in a row in the Premier League.
— BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) August 18, 2018
The Cherries were momentarily top of the Premier League until Tottenham Hotspur knocked a couple past Fulham, Howe won’t be concerned by that, but nonetheless, it was still nice to see.
Howe told Sky Sports…
“It was a really good win. When we conceded it was at a spell when West Ham were on top and we found it difficult, but credit to the players second half.
“We had a number of chances to score. It’s a great comeback. Whenever you come here and win it’s a real achievement.
“There were loads of chances that we didn’t take and you think, ‘Is it going to be one of those days?’, but thankfully Callum’s goal was the turning point. It was a great goal from him individually. That was the boost we needed to go on and win the game.”
Just to put it in perspective a little. We won 11 games last season. I’m not getting ahead of myself here we have had a bit of luck with the fixture calendar, but 2 wins out of approx 10 needed and it is still August – Join the conversation, click here.