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Eddie Howe backs Bournemouth to keep winning

3 November 2014

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says there is still more to come from his promotion chasers despite finishing a record-breaking week with a 3-2 win over Brighton and Hove Albion.

A 76th-minute penalty from substitute Yann Kermorgant sealed the fifth league win in a row and sent the club second in the Sky Bet Championship.

Howe's men had to work hard for the victory though with Adrian Colunga cancelling out a Gordon Greer own goal and Sam Baldock equalising after Marc Pugh had made it 2-1.

Despite ending a week which saw a record 8-0 win over Birmingham and progression to the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup for the first time in their history, Howe said more is on the way.

The former Burnley boss said: "Obviously the thought of promotion excites me but we will not be talking about it.

"We are aware of where we are and feel we are improving all the time. We feel we still have a lot more to come.

"There is a belief we can go on and hopefully keep getting wins but we don't look too far ahead.

"It is the toughest game we have had for a long time but the players are in a really good frame of mind and it has been a great few weeks.

"You don't expect to go on these types of run in this league. These are great times for us and we want it to run as long as we can."

Greer sent a Simon Francis cross past debutant Ali-Al Habsi to gift the opener but Colunga rounded Artur Boruc for his first of the season on 27 minutes.

Pugh's shot diverted off Lewis Dunk for his fifth of the campaign to give his side a lead at the break but Baldock calmly bagged his first for his new club to equalise.

Kermorgant's winner means the Seagulls have only one victory from 12 league games and sit just above the relegation spots.

A concerned Sami Hyypia said: "We need three points in the table. I am responsible for the results and if we don't get them then something needs to change.

"I can't do anything more than my best, I try to do everything I can to coach the team and my team is working very hard.

"That is the only thing you can do. I don't feel any pressure. I have been in this business long enough.

"It is very difficult to get something from the game if you keep conceding easy goals. I can't blame the effort of the players.

"Sam Baldock needed this goal to get some confidence and hopefully he will keep scoring in the games to come."

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