Immediately after Sam Vokes' equaliser, Burnley's travelling support were in full voice as they sang: "We are staying up, say we are staying up" before King's late victor moments later.
Bournemouth are seeking their highest ever placing in the league and Burnley their highest since the mid-70s, long before the advent of the Premier League.
13 - Only Romelu Lukaku (14) has scored more Premier League goals in 2017 than Josh King (13 - level with Harry Kane).
There was an end of season feel to proceedings at the Vitality Stadium, but Burnley were unable to add to the seven away points they have accrued all season, as they went down 2-1.
The Clarets did eventually settle into the rhythm of the game but midway through the first half they were undone by a direct approach normally associated with themselves. Bournemouth scored in injury time to cut the deficit to one, but their comeback attempt was too-little-too-late at Turf Moor. After a patient passage of play the Bournemourth captain, Simon Francis was in acres of space outside the area but the defender's effort from 20 yards out skied way over the bar and the stand.
After our home 2-2 draw against Stoke City last Saturday which guaranteed a third season in the Premier League (PL), the Cherries are home again this time to Burnley (the Clarets).
Senate Republicans start health care push with missteps
When the Senate takes up the House bill, if it's smart, it should quickly strip out the pre-existing coverage alterations. We urge you to drop the current partisan effort to repeal and replace health care reform through reconciliation.
Glitch shortens 200th spacewalk at International Space Station
But the spacewalk was allowed to go ahead because according to NASA procedures, the astronauts can share one functioning SCU. The fabric shield she and Fischer will be installing is a replacement for one that Whitson lost on a previous spacewalk .
Juvenile great white sharks gather off SoCal beaches
Most of the sharks reportedly looked like juvenile great whites - somewhere from six to eight feet long and about a year old. The area was put under shark advisory, according to an announcement from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Eddie Howe's men started the second half brightly as Lys Mousset failed to get firm contact on the ball following Marc Pugh's cross.
Burnley went up the other end and went agonisingly close to drawing level with Arfield's long-range strike inches wide.
And Long made a vital early contribution with an excellent interception at full stretch to prevent a Stanislas cross reaching top scorer King in front of goal with just a couple of minutes gone.
Another positive from this season is the soaring form of striker King.
The winger's fearless decision to follow his old Turf Moor boss Eddie Howe to Cherries has paid dividends for him and his club. "We need to keep our best players and we will do everything in our power to do that".