Eddie Howe pleased to see Josh King get off the mark for Bournemouth
Last Updated: 19/09/17 11:32pm
Eddie Howe was pleased to see Joshua King score his first goal of the season as Bournemouth beat Brighton for the second time in five days to advance in the Carabao Cup.
King, the Cherries' top goalscorer last season, came off the bench to settle the tie in extra-time, combining well with fellow substitute Marc Pugh to seal a 1-0 win.
Bournemouth had come from behind to beat Chris Hughton's side on Friday night to pick up their first Premier League points of the campaign but with both sides making a combined total of 19 changes, this was a different affair.
Jermain Defoe scored his first of the season in that 2-1 success and, with the veteran England forward rested here, King proved to be the match-winner to leave Howe happy.
"Josh is off the mark now and Jermain Defoe got off the mark on Friday," he said.
"That's good for them and good for us. Confidence is important for your strikers. It was a strange game, it was very similar in patterns to the game on Friday night where we dominated the ball.
"I thought we had our fluency and rhythm really going, our finishing could have been more clinical. We had to be patient. Very much so, we always take these games seriously. We have always had mixed results."
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