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Eddie Howe named Premier League manager of the month for October | Football News

Last Updated: 09/11/18 9:39am

Eddie Howe and assistant manager Jason Tindall (left) have enjoyed a fine start to the Premier League season

Eddie Howe has been named as the Premier League manager of the month for October, after his Bournemouth side won 10 points from four games.

The Cherries began the month with a 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace at the Vitality Stadium before they enjoyed convincing away league wins against Watford and Fulham, either side of a 0-0 draw against Southampton.

Howe, who has received the award in each of the last two seasons, has led the club to their best start to a Premier League season, since promotion in 2015.

Bournemouth sit sixth ahead of Saturday's trip to face Newcastle

Bournemouth sit sixth ahead of Saturday’s trip to face Newcastle

“Very proud. We know how difficult it is at this level to consistently get positive results. The challenge you face from other teams is very strong,” Howe said.

“It was a very good month for us, I thought the players were excellent in their mindset to approach games, how we saw out games when we were winning. It was very professional from everybody.

“These things are really important because the momentum built from such periods of form can certainly help your season.”

A late defeat against Manchester United last weekend was Bournemouth’s first defeat in six matches in all competitions, which has included their run to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.

Bournemouth scored nine goals, including three from Callum Wilson, who earned his first senior England call-up on Thursday, and only conceded one goal in their four league encounters in October.

Howe beat competition from Pep Guardiola and Maurizio Sarri, whose sides both remain unbeaten, and Brighton boss Chris Hughton, who ended a five-match winless run to record a club-first treble of Premier League wins, all by 1-0.

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