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Bournemouth v Sunderland: Story of the match

Published 05/11/2016

Sunderland's Victor Anichebe impressed on his first Premier League start of the season
Sunderland's Victor Anichebe impressed on his first Premier League start of the season

Victor Anichebe inspired rock-bottom Sunderland to their first win of the season and lifted some of the pressure on David Moyes.

Anichebe, whose only notable contribution this term had been his infamous Twitter gaffe after the recent defeat at West Ham, was handed a first Premier League start at Bournemouth by under-fire manager Moyes.

And the former Everton striker responded with his first goal in 18 months to cancel out Dan Gosling's opener, before winning the penalty which Jermain Defoe dispatched to seal a 2-1 victory.

TWEET OF THE MATCH

"Can we just tweet something like...@VictorAnichebe makes it 1-1" - Sunderland's official account pay tribute to their goalscorer after his social media faux pas last month.

STAR MAN

Victor Anichebe: Handed a first start in the Premier League for Sunderland by Moyes, Anichebe responded with a performance full of character - and this time not of the 140-character kind.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Anichebe collected Defoe's pass inside the area, held off Simon Francis before turning and crashing his shot past Artur Boruc and into the roof of the net. It was the former Everton striker's first goal in 18 months.

MOAN OF THE MATCH

Pienaar probably did not mean to run his studs down Stanislas' shin, but it did not look pretty and was right under the nose of referee Mike Dean. Luckily it did not cost Sunderland.

RATINGS

Bournemouth

Artur Boruc 6

Simon Francis 5

Steve Cook 6

Adam Smith 6

Charlie Daniels 6

Dan Gosling 7

Harry Arter 6

Jack Wilshire 7

Junior Stanislas 7

Jordon Ibe 5

Joshua King 6

Subs

Benik Afobe (for Ibe, 45) 5

Lys Mousset (for Arter, 76) 6

Ryan Fraser (for Stanislas, 82) 6

Sunderland

Jordan Pickford 7

Billy Jones 7

Papy Djilobodji 6

Lamine Kone 6

Patrick Van Aanholt 6

Paddy McNair 7

Dider Ndong 6

Steven Pienaar 6

Duncan Watmore 6

Victor Anichebe 8

Jermain Defoe 7

Subs

Jason Denayer (for McNair, 72) 6

Donald Love (for Watmore, 90) 6

Lynden Gooch (for Defoe, 90) 6

WHO'S UP NEXT?

Stoke v Bournemouth (Premier League, Nov 19)

Sunderland v Hull (Premier League, Nov 19)

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