Eddie Howe believes an in-form Joshua King can keep driving Bournemouth to extend their best-ever Premier League start. The Cherries registered their biggest-ever Premier League away win in thrashing 10-man Watford 4-0 at Vicarage Road, moving as high as fifth in the table on Saturday night.
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Bournemouth now boast 16 points from eight matches – when last term it took them twice as many matches to reach the same tally.
Norway striker King bagged a brace at Watford to make it four goals in eight league games this term, with boss Howe backing the 26-year-old to sustain his current fine form.
“I’m really pleased for Josh, he’s such an important player for us and I’m really pleased with his level,” said Howe.
“His goal from open play pleased me the most, it was a great ball from Callum (Wilson) and a really good header from Josh.
“I thought we counter-attacked well too; we were incisive and efficient rather than totally dominant.”
David Brooks and Callum Wilson found the net to add to King’s smart header and well-taken penalty.