RYAN Fraser says patience was the key to Cherries’ first Premier League victory over Tottenham.

Spurs were on top at Vitality Stadium before being reduced to 10 men when Son Heung-Min was given his marching orders for lashing out at Jefferson Lerma.

Things went from bad to worse just two minutes after the restart when Juan Foyth was also dismissed for a reckless challenge on Jack Simpson.

Cherries then dominated possession as Spurs dropped deep to try and protect a point and it almost worked with a stoppage time Nathan Ake header required to break the deadlock.

Fraser, who provided the assist for the late goal, told the Daily Echo: “When people camp behind the ball, we do it in training and it’s really hard to break down.

“Everyone just stays in their place on the pitch and there’s not really spaces inside.

“You get the balls in the box and just hope one drops for you. I think we stuck to it.

“Tottenham didn’t create anything. They could’ve easily scored a goal on the counter, but we stopped all their counters and it’s a good win.”

He added: “They’ve got brilliant players in their team so we just stuck to our task.

“We probably could’ve played a little bit better against their nine, but at the end of the day we got the job done so that’s all that matters.

“We showed everything that we should've showed in the second half of the season.”