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Anichebe backs Moyes

By Robert Jones

Victor Anichebe says Sunderland's 2-1 win at Bournemouth proves the players are right behind David Moyes.

Black Cats boss Moyes has been under pressure following their poor start, but Anichebe inspired them to a first victory of the campaign at Dean Court.

Moyes handed the striker his first league start for the club and Anichebe repaid him with the equaliser to cancel out Dan Gosling's opener.

Sunderland were reduced to 10 when Steven Pienaar was sent off, but Anichebe won a late penalty which Jermain Defoe netted.

"It was a great performance, and it was really important to get the three points," Anichebe said.

"The manager has a lot of pressure on him even though it's not him going out to play. He's a really good manager but he just needs time. Credit to him. We really pulled out a result for him and long may it continue.

"Where we are is not where Sunderland should be, but hopefully we can continue to do well."

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