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First Bournemouth win over Southampton in six decades lauded by Cook

Bournemouth defender Steve Cook was delighted with the Cherries' first league win over south coast rivals Southampton in almost six decades.

The 24-year-old opened the scoring for the Cherries with an acrobatic volley in the 2-0 win over the Saints which marked their first triumph against their local rivals since 1958.

"That result was much needed," Cook said.

"It's an absolutely brilliant result for us against our closest rivals.

"We haven't been great at home and we have needed to improve our home form as it's crucial to us staying in the league.

"It made it sweeter that we could win for the fans against Southampton, who we haven't beaten in the league for 58 years.

"The fans deserve it, they've been great with us."

Benik Afobe headed home Matt Ritchie's free-kick in the second half to give Eddie Howe's side all three points at Vitality Stadium.

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