Manager Eddie Howe hopes Bournemouth’s win over Huddersfield brings their “mojo” back after defeats in their previous four matches.
The Cherries moved up to sixth in the Premier League after early goals from Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser were enough to see off Huddersfield.
“A few weeks ago we were playing champagne football but we lost our mojo and hopefully this will bring it back,” said Howe.
We showed resilience and you can see how much the win means to us. It gets us on our feet again and looking forward.”
Bournemouth went ahead after five minutes as Wilson muscled home a powerful header from Fraser’s cross.
Wilson returned the favour soon after, slipping in Fraser for a well-worked second.
Huddersfield rallied with Terence Kongolo’s first goal for the club halving the deficit before the interval.
Aaron Mooy shot low into the shins of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from the best chance created during a spell of pressure on the other side of the break, but ultimately the Terriers left themselves with too much to do.
The hosts’ recent poor results did not reflect the quality of their performances in single-goal defeats by Arsenal, Newcastle and Manchester United and last weekend’s 3-1 reverse by Manchester City.
Certainly Huddersfield, perched perilously one point above the relegation zone, struggled to contain the intelligent and incisive home attack early on.
Wilson, who scored a hat-trick in this fixture last year, found the Terriers defence in accommodating mood once again as he beat the offside trap and buried a header after just five minutes.
Fraser came close to providing a second shortly after, picking out Joshua King in the box, before bursting up the left to supply a side-foot finish to a slide-rule Wilson pass.
It perhaps came a little too easily for the hosts who slipped deep and switched off early in the second half. An increasingly edgy Vitality Stadium greeted the final whistle with relief.