BOSS Eddie Howe admits he is "cautious" to build up Cherries' key win over Brighton, adding: "We really want to kick on from this point."

Cherries ended a run of four straight Premier League defeats without scoring by defeating the Seagulls 3-1 at Vitality Stadium last night.

Goals from Harry Wilson and Callum Wilson, either side of Pascal Gross turning into his net, did the damage before a late reply from Aaron Mooy.

The three points lifts Cherries up a spot to 18th in the table, still in the relegation zone, but only goal difference separates them and West Ham above.

But having failed to back up previous wins this campaign, Howe was keen to remain "calm".

He said: “It feels big at the moment but time will tell.

“We are very, very pleased to win in front of our supporters - we knew how big last night was in so many different ways.

“But we had a really big win against Chelsea a few weeks ago – we wanted that to turn our momentum and turn that winning feeling that we had that day into more wins.

“It never happened, so I am very calm in this moment to say great result – the fact we scored some good goals was very pleasing.

“But I’m cautious at the same time to not build it up too much and then go flat again. We really want to kick on from this point."

Cherries next host Arsenal in the FA Cup on Monday (8pm) before welcoming Aston Villa to Vitality Stadium on February 1.