Manager Eddie Howe was understandably delighted with the opening day win, being quoted on BBC Radio Solent as saying: "To come here and win by four goals is not something we planned for. But the lads were excellent right from the first whistle and the early goal certainly helped. It was well taken by Marc Pugh and really well crafted, and from that moment we never looked back. We've set a marker down in terms of our performance. It's a great start but that's all it is. I have to keep a lid on things because Huddersfield tonked us last year, but we finished above them in the table. I think that's a little reminder that it's only one game".