Some may say that Eddie Howe has been AFC Bournemouth’s saviour in many ways, stabilising the club at the right end of the English football pyramid.
Today we look at Bournemouth’s best moments under Eddie Howe’s reign.
Howe, who is now in his second spell at Bournemouth has enjoyed great success after his return to the club from Burnley where it’s fair to say he didn’t have the greatest of times. The former Cherries and Pompey player will look to continue his prosperity in years to come.
AFC Bournemouth 3-0 Bolton: 27th April 2015
The game that effectively sealed the Cherries promotion to the Premier League. Pugh, Ritchie and Wilson were all on the scoresheet to send the Bournemouth fans delirious and give themselves a 19 goal and three point gap with third-placed Middlesbrough.
Charlton 0-3 AFC Bournemouth: 2nd May 2015
Eddie Howe’s sides final game in the Championship and the game that sealed the league title. The Cherries took advantage as Watford slipped up late on at home to Sheffield Wednesday. Two goals from Matt Ritchie and a Harry Arter strike sealed it for AFCB.
AFC Bournemouth 3-1 Carlisle: 20th April 2013
AFC Bournemouth recorded a club record eighth successive league win over Carlisle at Dean Court and gained automatic promotion to the Championship. The Cherries took the lead when Cook headed home Francis’ corner but Carlisle’s Lee Miller levelled proceedings not long after. Harry Arter put Bournemouth ahead again 20 minutes from time before cult-hero, Brett Pitman, sealed the emphatic victory in stoppage time.
Chelsea 0-1 AFC Bournemouth: 5th December 2015
AFC Bournemouth became the first promoted side to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge since 2001. Glenn Murray’s 82nd-minute header sealed the points for the Cherries and lifted them into 17th place; out of the relegation zone.
AFC Bournemouth 2-1 Man Utd: 12th December 2015
Former Manchester United striker, Josh King, scored the winner as the Cherries completed their second shock within a week. Junior Stanislas put Bournemouth ahead direct from a corner before Marouane Fellaini equalised. United just didn’t turn up or the second half and Josh King fired home from Matt Ritchie’s set-piece to give Bournemouth the three points.