Gosling's late strike, awarded by VAR, earned the visitors a 1-0 win.
Howe told the Daily Echo: “I said to him afterwards he has never, ever let me down.
“Every time he plays he is 100 per cent. He's committed, a real team player, very popular in the dressing room.
“He has had a couple of injuries. He came back into the team today, I felt we needed his work-rate, his honesty, his endeavour on the pitch. He really delivered."