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Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: We lacked a spark

16 February 2015

Eddie Howe denied Bournemouth are feeling the pressure of the Premier League promotion chase despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Huddersfield Town.

Yann Kermorgant's 11th goal of the season helped the Cherries reclaim top spot from Middlesbrough on goal difference in the Sky Bet Championship.

But James Vaughan's second-half equaliser denied Bournemouth the win despite dominating much of the game.

It was the second time in five days Bournemouth had lost an advantage after twice leading against Derby County on Tuesday before drawing 2-2.

Manager Howe said: "We lacked a bit of a spark and were a bit negative with our passing.

"You can look at it in two ways; you can either say it is two points dropped or it could be an important point at the end of the season.

"If we had won that game three or four nil, which we should have done, everyone would be saying what a fantastic performance it was.

"We weren't one of the favourites at the beginning of the season and have never said we are going to achieve anything.

"We are just going about our business so I don't see why they pressure should be building. Huddersfield came here to destruct and defend and that is hard to play against."

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