Bournemouth’s excellent start to their Premier League season came to a shuddering halt today with the Cherries losing 4-0 to Burnley at Turf Moor.
Eddie Howe’s team went into today’s game having collected an impressive 10 points from their first five games of the season, but they were brought crashing back down to earth at the hands of Sean Dyche’s Clarets.
However, speaking after the game, Bournemouth boss Howe felt the scoreline was not reflective of how his side performed and rued the fact his team missed a host of decent chances.
“I don’t think it was a 4-0 performance. We were well in the game and had chances, but we didn’t take them,” Howe told BBC Sport.
“We had them penned in at 2-0 and were one goal from changing the entire mood of the game.
“We’re very disappointed to concede four. That didn’t look on the cards early in the game. We knew we’d have to defend crosses and set-plays well and we didn’t do that.
“We know how unforgiving the league and if you come off your high standards then you get beaten so we need to address that for next week.”