The Cherries were 9-4-6 at Vitality Stadium last season but have lost their first two games at Dean Court this season. His first assist was an example of the flair that has marked him out as a rising star since his teenage years, and there was impressive skill and composure for his second.
Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers Eddie Howe or Chris Hughton?
'We just haven't delivered on game day, which is frustrating for them and frustrating for me'. It's taken longer than we hoped but it has come now, and hopefully that can set us off. The four games we've played, I feel we've been right in them.
"We know that we'll be judged on these games". "I hope that's the kick-start, the confidence boost that he needs because he could be a difference-maker for us".
Speaking to the south coast side's official website, Howe discussed the ongoing battle the player has faced in his recovery from the horror injury, which saw the 25-year-old rapture his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
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Bournemouth's need for incision was evident as Anthony Knockaert hit the game's first chance wide from 25 yards, with the hosts' domination of possession only resulting in long-range half-chances for Josh King and Marc Pugh.
Howe is hopeful Bournemouth can kick on after getting their first points of the campaign.
Pep Guardiola's men followed their 5-0 win over the Reds with another convincing triumph in Europe midweek and face a Watford side flying high in fourth place.