BURNLEY: Jeff Hendrick's dipping volley helped Burnley to a 3-2 victory over Bournemouth in the first-ever top-flight encounter between the English Premier League sides on Saturday.

It was an unhappy return for Eddie Howe, who left Bournemouth to manage Burnley in 2011 and 2012 before returning to the south-coast club.

Burnley has relied on its home form to stay out of the relegation zone, collecting 16 of its 17 points in the first 15 games at Turf Moor.

Hendrick's stunning opener and Stephen Ward's sliding shot sent Burnley into a 2-0 lead by the 16th minute. Benik Afobe pulled one back in first-half stoppage time and it took George Boyd until the 75th to restore Burnley's two-goal cushion.

Bournemouth briefly threatened to emulate its late comeback victory over Liverpool last weekend when Charlie Daniels netted in the 90th. This time, though, not even a point could be salvaged.

Bournemouth is a point ahead of Burnley in 11th place.