BOSS Eddie Howe said some "really big points" on the road had been pivotal in helping Cherries guarantee a fourth successive season in the Premier League.

Second-half goals from Joshua King and Callum Wilson saw Cherries bring down the curtain on their campaign with a dramatic 2-1 win at Burnley.

Trailing at the break to Chris Wood's 39th-minute effort, King levelled 16 minutes from time before Wilson popped up with the winner deep into stoppage-time.

A fourth victory on their travels secured 12th place for Howe's men and earned the club around £18million in prize money.

Cherries, who also won at Stoke, Newcastle and Chelsea, bettered by three last season's away points total. They registered 22 in their first season in the top flight.

Asked specifically about the away record, Howe told the Daily Echo: "We didn’t have the number of wins we would have liked but we were competitive.

"We picked up a number of draws that, when you look back, were really big points for us and massive moments when we didn’t lose games we could have.

"The points at Crystal Palace and Leicester were huge, even if we were frustrated we didn't hold on against Leicester. That was a really important point.

"We showed a really good mentality away from home but without maybe the dominating performances that we would have associated ourselves with at times in previous seasons."