BOSS Eddie Howe admitted Cherries’ 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town had been “uncomfortable” after the Dorset club ended their four-match losing run.

Goals from Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser proved enough to elevate Cherries to sixth in the Premier League, with Terence Kongolo’s header only a consolation for the visitors.

Eddie Howe’s troops secured victory despite having only 33 per cent possession and six shots, while Huddersfield racked up 23 efforts at goal.

Fielding questions from the Daily Echo, Howe said: “It was a big relief. It was a very tough game. We respect Huddersfield a lot – they play a really good brand of football and press very well.

“We got off to a dream start and looked in total control. But they threw caution to the wind and put a lot of bodies forward and played very well, so credit to them for that.

“But credit to my players also for how we responded in the second half and how we repelled their aerial bombardment.

“We dealt with set-plays and long throws really well.

“We always want the ball and it was very unlike us, at home, to be without it for long periods.

“Whether the scoreline affected that, I don’t know. Whether our recent run of results affected that, I don’t know.

“Certainly, it was uncomfortable and that’s where I credit the players because they didn’t panic and we managed the second period excellently.

“Some of our defending was superb and our goalkeeper played a big part in that as well. He made a number of really important saves on the night.

“Individually, we will play a lot better than that and lose games. To win playing way below our level is probably a good sign.”

Howe admitted he expected his task of rewatching the fixture to be “very educational”.

He said: “I’m sure I will learn a lot when I watch the game back. In fact, I can’t wait to watch it back because I think it will be revealing and very educational for me.

“I’m not going to feed back too much to the players. We have to focus quickly on Liverpool.

“It’s a relentless schedule this month, so let’s try to use this win to give us the confidence to perform well against Liverpool.”

Fraser’s free-kick for Wilson’s opener means he now holds the outright lead in the Premier League assist charts with seven.

Howe said: “He’s been an attacking threat all season. He is a dynamic player. His set-piece delivery is very good, sometimes that gets lost.

“I’m really pleased with that aspect of his game as we need to score goals in those situations.”