Bournemouth 1 Sunderland 2: Match ratings, Victor Anichebe, what a guy!


Saturday, 5th November 2016, 3:58 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:22 pm
Duncan Watmore 'scores' for Sunderland at Dean Court only to be ruled offside. Picture by FRANK REID

Jordan Pickford: Couple of good first half saves and stunning one from King late in second half. 8

Billy Jones: Involved in a couple of the best away passing moves, supplied pass for Watmore 'goal'. 7

Papy Djilobodji: Pick of the centre-halves, won his challenges. Terrific at heart of defence. 7

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Lamine Kone: Still looked off it, unable to intercept cross for Cherries opener. 5

Patrick van Aanholt: Unpicked for first goal when Adam Smith got in behind him. 6

Paddy McNair: Steady stuff in a 4-4-2 before coming off 20 minutes from time. 6Didier Ndong: Some early promise before fading, had a powerful shot saved in second half. 6

Steven Pienaar: A fair shift in centre midfield until his second booking and subsequent red card. Looked harsh. 6

Duncan Watmore: Full of life wide on right, like Jones heavily involved going forward. Had goal disallowed and did good work in lead up to penalty. 7

Jermain Defoe: Led from front as always, had an assist for Anichebe's goal. Put penalty away emphatically. 7

Victor Anichebe: Would you Adam'n'Eve it? Without a goal since May '15, he lashes one in with left foot AND wins penalty, what a first start. Brilliant in closing stages as Sunderland held out. 8

Subs:Jason Denayer (for McNair 72): Provided protection in front of back four. 6Donald Love (for Watmore 90): N/ALynden Gooch (for Defoe 90): N/A

Unused subs: Mika, Javier Manquillo, Adnan Januzaj Goals: Anichebe 33, Defoe (pen) 74Booked: Pienaar 44, 59Sent off: Pienaar 59


Boruc 6Smith 6Francis 6Cook 6Daniels 6Stanislas 6 (Fraser 82 N/A)Arter 6 (Mousset 77, N/A)Gosling 6King 6Wilshere 7Ibe 6 (Afobe 46, 5)

Unused SubsFederici, Ake, Pugh, MingsGoal: Gosling 11Booked: Arter 3, King 30

Referee: Mike Dean. Harsh sending off of Pienaar but otherwise good. 6