Bournemouth picked up a 1-0 win over Everton on Saturday at the Vitality Stadium after a goal by Junior Stanislas.
The defeat was Everton’s first of the season in the league, while the win was Bournemouth’s second. Stanislas goal came in the 23rd minute to earn the Cherries a much needed three points. Manager Eddie Howe thought the game was the perfect response to the two defeats.
“It was the perfect response,” Howe told the club’s official website.
“It was a really good afternoon for us. From start to finish, we were magnificent.
“I am so pleased for the players because they have come out and responded in the right way.
“That’s the only way to banish the memories of the two previous games. It really was a fantastic performance.”
Howe was also pleased with the way his side managed to shut down an in-form Everton side who had scored six goals in their last two league games.
“The whole team did so well out of possession,” Howe said.
“We kept some outstanding players pretty quiet today. So it’s not just the performance and results, it’s who we have done against. That should be a huge lift for us.
“To win any game in the Premier League is tough. But we want to show the fans that we are giving everything to the cause. We did that today.”
The win took Bournemouth up to 13th place with seven points. The Cherries takes on Watford on the road next weekend.