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Eddie Howe praises Bournemouth's mental strength

7 April 2015

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has praised his players for the mental strength they displayed in their 4-2 win against Birmingham City.

Blues duo Clayton Donaldson and David Cotterill struck twice in three first-half minutes meaning the Cherries trailed at home for the first time this term.

But they fought back through Steve Cook, Callum Wilson, Yann Kermorgant and Charlie Daniels to win 4-2 and equal the club record of 104 goals in a single season.

Manager Howe reflected: "It was a tough game for us. Birmingham started very well, scored two good goals and made it difficult for us.

"The key thing was we stayed in the game, kept fighting and kept going and got two crucial goals before half-time.

"It is the first time we have fallen behind at home and you could have accused the players of going under but our mental strength was key.

"We are happy where we are in the table but we know we need to keep winning. The games are getting bigger and bigger."

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