SUBSTITUTE Lys Mousset netted his first league goal for Cherries as they came from behind to beat Stoke City 2-1 at Vitality Stadium.

The French frontman, who turns 22 on Thursday, gave himself an early birthday present when he headed home to give Eddie Howe’s men all three points against the Potters.

Mousset made the difference after Joshua King’s second-half leveller had cancelled out an early header from Xherdan Shaqiri.

Victory meant Cherries extended to a record seven games their unbeaten Premier League run.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe selected the exact same squad who recorded a memorable 3-0 victory over Chelsea in midweek.

That meant frontman Callum Wilson once again led the line and had the opportunity to improve on his impressive scoring record of four goals in his past six league games.

Midfielder Lewis Cook also kept his place for Cherries on what was his 21st birthday.

Visitors Stoke handed a Premier League debut to Senegal midfielder Badou Ndiaye, with starts also coming for Peter Crouch and Geoff Cameron as boss Paul Lambert made three changes.

Ahead of kick-off, the Potters had picked up four points from two games under new manager Lambert and were yet to concede a goal.

And it was the visitors who had Cherries rocked in the opening exchanges when they took the lead on five minutes.

After Steve Cook stabbed an early effort off the line from Shaqiri, debutant Ndiaye whipped in a precise cross on the angle and the Swiss international was allowed space to head home from inside the area.

At the other end, Jordon Ibe smashed the ball into the side netting after twisting and turning away from his man but it was Stoke who controlled the early proceedings.

Matters did not become any easier for the hosts when they lost defender Steve Cook to injury after just 13 minutes.

He was unable to continue and was replaced by King, meaning winger Ryan Fraser reverted to right-back.

Crouch and Ndiaye continued to cause problems for Cherries’ defence and the pair linked up on 21 minutes.

After the former England frontman had cleverly held up the ball, he slid in the Potters’ new recruit, who dragged his shot wide of the target when running in on goal.

The in-form Wilson then let out a cry of frustration after he squandered an opportunity to level things up.

After picking up a loose pass and driving at the Stoke defence, he was dispossessed by Chelsea loanee Kurt Zouma with options either side of him.

A slick passing move from Cherries then almost made it 1-1. Stanislas played a perfectly weighted ball for King, who found Ibe at the far post.

But the former Liverpool winger saw his effort thwarted by a sublime block from defender Erik Pieters after he slid in to charge down the effort on the line.

Stanislas then took aim with a free-kick on the angle which was parried away by Potters keeper Jack Butland.

Cherries came out after the interval looking for a rapid response. A swerving effort from King was palmed down by Butland.

At the other end, ex-Galatasaray man Ndiaye attempted some acrobatics in a bid to find the net. With plenty of space in the box, his overhead kick fell wide of the near post.

Crouch then found a mismatch at the far post as the tallest outfield player in the top flight shrugged off the shortest in Ryan Fraser.

After bringing the ball down he rifled the ball at goal and forced a sharp stop from Asmir Begovic.

King was booked for a dive on the edge of the box before Stanislas was replaced by Mousset for the hosts.

The towering Crouch continued to show his prowess from set-pieces, he headed onto the top of the crossbar after another dangerous corner from Shaqiri.

Cherries striker Wilson fluffed his lines 20 minutes from time with his best chance of the afternoon. He scuffed well wide after being threaded through by Dan Gosling.

But the hosts’ first goal came through King a minute later in fortuitous circumstances.

The Norwegian frontman was alert to smash into the bottom corner after Joe Allen and Zouma collided with each other in the area.

With parity restored, Howe’s men went in search of a winner. Gosling volleyed over after latching on to Fraser’s cutback.

And the comeback was restored 11 minutes from time when Mousset popped up to head in Ibe’s free-kick and give Cherries all three points.

Cherries (3-4-2-1): Begovic; Francis, S Cook (King, 13), Ake; Fraser, Daniels, L Cook, Gosling; Ibe (Pugh 90+1), Stanislas (Mousset, 59); Wilson.

Unused subs: Simpson, Surman, Arter, Boruc (g/k).

Booked: Gosling, King.

Potters (4-2-3-1): Butland; Bauer, Shawcross, Zouma, Pieters; Cameron, Ndiaye (Stafylidis, 71); Shaqiri, Allen, Choupo-Moting (Berahino, 83); Crouch (Biram-Diouf, 83).

Unused subs: Johnson, Adam, Sobhi, Grant (g/k).

Booked: Ndiaye, Shaqiri.

Referee: Paul Tierney.