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

Duncan Watmore 'scores' for Sunderland at Dean Court only to be ruled offside. Picture by FRANK REID
Duncan Watmore 'scores' for Sunderland at Dean Court only to be ruled offside. Picture by FRANK REID
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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

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. 6

Didier 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


Jason Denayer (for McNair 72): Provided protection in front of back four. 6

Donald Love (for Watmore 90): N/A

Lynden Gooch (for Defoe 90): N/A

Unused subs: Mika, Javier Manquillo, Adnan Januzaj

Goals: Anichebe 33, Defoe (pen) 74

Booked: Pienaar 44, 59

Sent off: Pienaar 59


Boruc 6

Smith 6

Francis 6

Cook 6

Daniels 6

Stanislas 6 (Fraser 82 N/A)

Arter 6 (Mousset 77, N/A)

Gosling 6

King 6

Wilshere 7

Ibe 6 (Afobe 46, 5)

Unused Subs

Federici, Ake, Pugh, Mings

Goal: Gosling 11

Booked: Arter 3, King 30

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