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Eddie Howe's rotten season with Bournemouth is given a Stamford Bridge boost after Gosling's late winner... but the injury crisis still looms Eddie Howe's Bournemouth beat Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in shock win  Dan Gosling scored late on to get the Cherries a crucial three points in London Howe has had to deal with an injury crisis that has halted progression in his side The manager was visibly elated at the full-time whistle and can now breathe

By Riath Al-Samarrai for the Daily Mail

Published: 17:28 GMT, 14 December 2019 | Updated: 20:00 GMT, 14 December 2019

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He celebrated once and was interrupted - the linesman had flagged. Then he celebrated a second time and was interrupted again - the VAR wasn't done checking. But then he celebrated a third time and finally they all allowed him to get on with it.

So Dan Gosling went berserk, arms flailing, face contorting, and Eddie Howe allowed himself a rather broad grin as well. What a rough old time they have had, the folk of Bournemouth and the manager who leads them.

For so long Howe's has been a tale of progression and success. But this season has been rotten, a mess of injuries and poor results and threats of unwanted records. The latest concerned the potential of another defeat here - had they lost it would have been six in a row and their worst sequence since 1994.

Dan Gosling scored a late winner for Bournemouth against Chelsea that was checked by VAR

Dan Gosling scored a late winner for Bournemouth against Chelsea that was checked by VAR

Eddie Howe was visibly ecstatic after the win given a poor season by his previous standards

Eddie Howe was visibly ecstatic after the win given a poor season by his previous standards

But that clock can stop. The crisis is still there - the table tells us that much. But at least the bleeding has stemmed, which for a club with so many other bumps, bruises, sprains and tears is a big deal.

For that reason, it was worth seeing the look on Howe's face around an hour in. He was watching the same routine play out of

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