DOMINIC Solanke hopes Cherries can kick on after recording their second Premier League win of the season.

Cherries defeated former boss Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United 2-0 at Vitality Stadium on Saturday evening, with Solanke at the double.

Solanke’s brace against Newcastle, his first top-flight double since scoring two against Leicester in 2020, brought the striker’s league tally up to six for the campaign.

That means the one-time England international has matched last season’s total in just 12 games, the former Chelsea and Liverpool man’s highest numbers in a single Premier League campaign.

Last term Solanke scored six times and set up a further seven goals in 33 Premier League games.

Speaking with Sky Sports after the game, Solanke shared: “I’m feeling good.

“Obviously we haven’t had the best of starts to the season, but I think we’re in a place now to kick on.

“We’ve had two back-to-back wins at home in the league now.

“We’re looking to push forward and hopefully I can keep scoring.”

After showing signs of recovery with victory over Burnley and a spirited loss to Liverpool in the EFL Cup, Cherries dropped back into the bottom three after a 6-1 thumping at the hands of Manchester City.

But Andoni Iraola’s charges lifted themselves back out of the relegation zone with victory over Newcastle.

“I think we’ve always believed,” continued the 26-year-old.

“We’ve had quite a tough start to the season, we’ve played some fantastic teams. Some games we’ve been unlucky not to take the three points.

“But I think we all believe in ourselves, we believe in the team, we believe in the staff here, and I think it’s starting to show.

“Obviously it’s a great game (against Newcastle) but we’re still a bit far from where we want to be in the league. Hopefully we can kick on from now.”