Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe stunned by Jermain Defoe's eye for goal

Tricia Pearson
September 17, 2017

The Eagles sit rock bottom of the division with no points and no goals scored and will become the first side in top flight history to lose their first five games without scoring should the Saints win to nil.

Ibe made as significant a contribution as Defoe on a wet evening on the south coast, the winger coming off the bench to also set up Bournemouth's 67th-minute equalizer — scored by midfielder Andrew Surman — with an impudent back-heel.

Having lost their first four games of the season, Defoe said it was great for the club to get off the mark at the fifth attempt but warned that Bournemouth need to continue to improve. "He wants to train every day and doesn't want to be treated as a special case, he wants to muck in with the boys".

Hughton's charges continued to push for a leveler in the closing stages of the second half, but Bournemouth managed to hold out to claim three points for the first time this season. "He's got the finishing ability to score lots of goals for us", Howe told Sky Sports.

"(I am) incredibly disappointed.

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"We do have to recognise that we've just played Manchester City and Arsenal and we've said previously that you have to put those games to the back of your minds".

"We matched them and once we took the lead, if anything, that spurred them into making the changes and they had to go for it but we conceded two poor goals which is unlike us". We never looked like conceding before then.

"I felt like we controlled the game tonight, we created chances and had good energy levels".

The two sides meet again at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday in the third round of the EFL Cup.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton: "When you're at a club like Bournemouth that have only recently been in the Premier League, you can have good and bad periods".

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