EDDIE Howe was "delighted that one has bounced in our favour" after VAR overturned the decision to disallow Dan Gosling's late strike against Chelsea.

After a linesman's flag, Gosling has been judged offside as he hooked the ball into the net in the 84th minute, but following a lengthy consultation with VAR Simon Hooper, the goal was awarded to spark wild celebrations as Cherries won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Discussing the late drama, Howe said: “It’s a difficult one because it happened in a flash. I wasn’t sure whether they stopped or not.

“All I know is Dan Gosling made a really good run from deep as he does and he kept going and finished it off.

“I had a feeling that it would be really tight because I saw him come from deep.

"Maybe another one of our players was in an offside position, I can’t really remember but VAR took a long time to decide.

“We are obviously delighted that one has bounced in our favour."

Asked about the wait caused by the VAR ruling, Howe added: “It’s difficult. You are in the moment so you are just waiting to see.

"I was well aware of the importance of that moment for us because I just felt we needed a slice of luck. We needed something to bounce our way that hasn’t done in weeks.

“That could be the moment that hopefully turns our fortunes, that gives us the belief again and fills us with confidence.

“You looked at us in the second half and I thought you saw a really good team. Well drilled defensively but a real threat on the counter-attack.

“I was really pleased with the players today, some really good performances out there."