Championship promotion hopefuls Bournemouth defeated Cardiff City in an eight goal thriller.
Cherries No2 Jason Tindall said: "For us to be top of the Championship before Christmas is a great achievement and our aim now is to build on that and extend our lead at the top.
"I'm not sure we really anticipated winning it 5-3 but we will take it because top is the position we want to be in.
"Cardiff threw everything at us and there were goals flying in everywhere. We pride ourselves on attacking football but maybe that was the reason we conceded some poor goals today.
"But the fact that we are top and all five goals were scored by different players shows just how good this squad can be."