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Bournemouth boss: How do my boys keep on winning?

By Staff Reporters

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe insisted there was no way lightning was going to strike twice as his Championship leaders continued their impressive unbeaten run with a 2-0 defeat of Millwall to move even further clear at the top.

The Cherries travelled to the Den having gone 13 league games without defeat but knew the Lions wouldn't lie down easily - despite a 6-1 Boxing Day drubbing at Norwich - having come from behind to draw 2-2 at the end of November.

A penalty from Yann Kermorgant and a Harry Arter effort proved enough though, while Millwall had Shaun Williams sent off late on.

And, with that 2-2 draw in November fresh in the memory, Bournemouth boss Howe admitted he was made up with the manner of the performance.

"It was a very hostile atmosphere but we dealt well with the challenge that was posed and concentrated on the football which is the most important thing from our perspective," he said.

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett, meanwhile, admitted that his side will badly miss forwards Nouha Dicko and Bakary Sako after the duo starred in a pulsating 2-1 win against Brentford at Molineux.

Jackett is braced for the pair to be confirmed in the Mali squad for the African Cup of Nations.

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