Ritchie goal ‘a moment of brilliance’, says Howe

Date published: Sunday 20th September 2015 12:32

Eddie Howe: Taking a look at non-league talent

Eddie Howe: Taking a look at non-league talent

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was overjoyed with Matt Ritchie’s strike which helped the hosts condemn struggling Sunderland to a 2-0 loss.

“It was a moment of real brilliance,” Howe said. “The first touch won’t get talked about but it was excellent and gave him the opportunity to hit it with his trusted left foot and what a strike.

“He scored a similar goal to that in our promotion race last year against Sheffield Wednesday but I think this one probably eclipses that.”

“It was an electric start from us and the crowd were very good, they played a big part in that,” he said.

Howe also praised Callum Wilson for his incredible start to the season with the Premier League bew boys.

“It was great to start well and get the goals because at times we’ve started well and not built a lead. Today we did and that was key to winning the game.

“I think he (Wilson) has started very well, there is no doubt about that. The hat-trick at West Ham gave him a lot of confidence and self-belief and he’s taken that on to the following games.

“The way he took his goal today was like a seasoned pro at this level so it’s been a good start for him.”

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