In-form Bournemouth secured a seventh straight Championship win in style away at Millwall on Wednesday night to move third in the table.

The Cherries were clinical in front of goal at The Den as they picked up a big 4-1 win.

They went into half time three goals up thanks to strikes from Philip Billing, Arnaut Danjuma and David Brooks.

Jed Wallace pulled one back for the hosts soon after the break, but Dominic Solanke restored the Cherries’ three-goal advantage to round off the impressive win.

And boss Jonathan Woodgate hailed his side’s first-half display as the best in his tenure to date, but warned his side not to ‘get over-confident’.

“Yeah, I’d say so,” Woodgate told the Daily Echo when asked if the first 45 minutes was the best he has seen since taking over. “I’d say it was an extremely good performance. Clinical.

“We did play some exceptional football, but let’s not get over-confident because you know what football is like.

“We need to be confident, not over-confident, stick to what we do, stick to the game plan and we should be okay.”

Discussing his side’s display as a whole, Woodgate added: “Really happy. I thought I was a good performance.

“Especially without the ball. I thought we were exceptional without the ball, pressing high up the pitch, the front four not letting their centre-halves deliver long balls into our area where they’re dangerous.

“Our regain when we gave the ball away, also very good.

“We know, especially coming away to Millwall, we know it’s a difficult place to come.

“I think they’ve only lost 11 games this season before that. So we know it’s always going to be a tough place to come. I thought it was a professional performance and we did well.”

The victory moves Bournemouth on the brink of securing a play-off place with three games to play. The  Cherries leapfrogged both Swansea and Brentford into third spot – nine points above seventh-place Reading.

“The lads have done well up to now,” added Woodgate. “There’s still a long way to go for the rest of the season.”

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