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Bournemouth boss Howe delighted with Wilson, Ibe for Brighton draw

Callum Wilson struck to earn Bournemouth a 2-2 draw with Brighton on Monday.

Wilson's reflex finish secured a point for the Cherries at the Amex Stadium, after Glenn Murray's strike had left the hosts eyeing victory. Brighton forward Jose Izquierdo produced two assists in an unselfish display, teeing up first Anthony Knockaert and then Murray.

Steve Cook's looping header had the visitors level at half-time, however, and Wilson snaffled them a point with his fifth league goal of the campaign 11 minutes from time.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe said: "It was tight, a tough game and the two teams were really going for the win. We made it difficult for ourselves by conceding early in both halves and whenever you do that you're chasing the game.

"At this level, you have to commit bodies forward. We did that and, at the end of the game, we were going for the win. We showed a lot of quality going forward so there are good signs in terms of our mental approach, but we're just disappointed in how we conceded the two goals."

On Wilson, Howe added: "The pleasing thing with Callum [Wilson] is that he's played two games in three days. He's been able to go a long distance in both games and he's looked physically very good and I thought he looked stronger as the game went on today. He got his reward, stayed on the pitch and got the goal. Although it was a scrappy one, it's an important one for us.

"I thought Jordon [Ibe] was also excellent today. He was a real threat and he drifted across the pitch with the ball and without the ball. He was difficult to mark from their perspective and showed great technical ability with the ball in tight areas. It was one of his best displays for us again and he's improving with every match."

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