BOSS Eddie Howe was delighted to see Callum Wilson finally break his Premier League scoring duck and added: “He needed that goal.”

The England international struck 16 minutes from time to help Cherries to a 3-1 victory over Brighton.

Wilson’s last top-flight goal came against West Ham in September – a total of 1,319 minutes before his strike against the Seagulls.

“He needed that goal. He took it really well,” said manager Howe.

“It wasn’t an easy chance – he was on the run, he’s had to take it round the goalkeeper and finish from a tight angle.

“I was really pleased with the actual goal itself – but his all-round performance was very good.

“He ran, he worked, he looked a goal threat. He was a threat in behind, so very pleased with him.”

The boss added: “I was also very pleased with Dominic Solanke as well, I think that was his best game for us since he signed.

“His composure shown for the first goal was a massive moment in the game. He showed real touches of class.”

Victory took Cherries up to 18th in the table – only goal difference now separates them from getting out of the relegation zone.