Bournemouth v Sunderland: All eight previous meetings remembered

Patrick van Aanholt races away to celebrate hitting Sunderland's equaliser at home to Bournemouth last season. Picture by Frank Reid
Patrick van Aanholt races away to celebrate hitting Sunderland's equaliser at home to Bournemouth last season. Picture by Frank Reid
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Sunderland and Bournemouth meet for just the ninth time today.

The Black Cats head to the Vitality Stadium desperate for points and looking to improve on their haul of one point from last season’s two Premier League meetings.

Marco Gabbiadini makes a challenge against Bournemouth in Sunderland's 3-2 league win at Roker Park in October, 1989. Picture by Kevin Brady.

Marco Gabbiadini makes a challenge against Bournemouth in Sunderland's 3-2 league win at Roker Park in October, 1989. Picture by Kevin Brady.

Sunderland have lost just once to the Cherries, last season’s 2-0 away defeat, with four wins and three draws.

Sunderland 1 Bournemouth 1

January 23, 2016

Patrick van Aanholt kept up his impressive form for boss Sam Allardyce by securing a point for the Black Cats.

The left-back, rejuvenated under Allardyce, had scored three goals in the previous three league games, only to have two of them ruled as own goals.

But he was the hero against Bournemouth, equalising right on half-time in a hard-fought Premier League draw, after a dreadful first 45 minutes from the hosts.

Bournemouth’s new £10million signing Benik Afobe had deservedly put the visitors ahead. Junior Stanislas’s low cross was met by an excellent diving header from Afobe, with keeper Vito Mannone unable to keep the effort out when he should have done better.

With the last kick of the first half, the Black Cats levelled with a near carbon-copy of the goal van Aanholt had produced at Spurs seven days earlier.

Fabio Borini threaded the ball inside right-back Adam Smith, where van Aanholt ran onto it and powered the ball beyond Artur Boruc.

Sunderland were better after the break, with Billy Jones drawing a smart save from Bournemouth keeper Artur Boruc, yet Lewis Grabban missed an absolute sitter for the Cherries at the death.

SUNDERLAND: Mannone, Jones, O’Shea, Brown, van Aanholt, Cattermole, M’Vila, Johnson, Lens (Rodwell), Borini (Watmore), Defoe

BOURNEMOUTH: Boruc, Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels, Gosling, Surman, Arter, Pugh (Ritchie), Stanislas (Murray), Afobe (Grabban).

Att: 41,367

Bournemouth 2 Sunderland 0

September 19, 2015

More than 25 years after the clubs’ previous meeting, Sunderland slumped to a dismal first ever defeat to Bournemouth, with two goals in a rampant start giving the home side the impetus to comfortably claim three Premier League points.

Dick Advocaat’s Sunderland side were dreadful for the opening 45 minutes, off the pace and out of the game after the Cherries’ early double and, to make matters worse, Younes Kaboul was red-carded to cap a dreadful performance.

Bournemouth were ahead in just four minutes. Simon Francis’s throw in found Dan Gosling, who was allowed to waltz his way through Sunderland’s midfield before playing in Callum Wilson, who turned Kaboul far too easily on the edge of the area and powered his shot past Costel Pantilimon.

It soon got worse for the Black Cats in the ninth minute. Yann M’Vila’s headed clearance from a corner found the chest of Matt Ritchie, who chested the ball down before unleashing an unstoppable 20-yard volley past Pantilimon – an early contender for goal of the season.

There was no way back, especially after Jeremain Lens had a second-half header wrongly ruled out for offside.

BOURNEMOUTH: Boruc, Francis, Cook, Daniels, Distin, Gosling, Surman, Pugh, Wilson (Murray), Tomlin (O’Kane), Ritchie (Smith)

SUNDERLAND: Pantilimon, Jones, van Aanholt, Coates, Kaboul, Gomez (Rodwell), Lens, M’Vila, Defoe (Fletcher), Toivonen, Borini (Johnson)

Att: 11,271

Bournemouth 0 Sunderland 1

March 17, 1990

Sunderland ended a disappointing run of just one win in 10 Second Division games with three much-needed points at Dean Court.

Marco Gabbiadini, paired with German Thomas Hauser up front, beat keeper Gerry Peyton for the only goal six minutes into the second half, inching Sunderland back up to seventh place in the table, just outside the play-off places.

The match saw Kieron Brady given a run-out on the left side of the Sunderland midfield, a week away from his epic, match-winning performance against West Ham in a 4-3 Roker Park thriller.

BOURNEMOUTH: Peyton, Mundee, Coleman, Bond, Miller, O’Driscoll, Brooks, Shearer, Aylott, Holmes (Lawrence), Blissett

SUNDERLAND: Norman, Kay, Agboola, Bracewell, Bennett, MacPhail, Owers, Armstrong, Hauser (Atkinson), Gabbiadini, Brady (Pascoe)

Att: 6,328

Bournemouth 0 Sunderland 1

November 7, 1989

Sunderland clinched a League Cup fourth-round trip to Exeter City when they came through a battle on the south coast in their replay at Dean Court.

Just days after a disappointing league defeat at Oldham, Sunderland did just enough to get through, with Marco Gabbiadini pouncing for the only goal six minutes before the break.

The game was notable for a rare start for right-back Paul Williams, while highly-rated youngster Brian Atkinson got the nod in midfield as both sides made a handful of changes for the clubs’ third meeting in a month.

BOURNEMOUTH: Kite, Bond, Coleman, Teale, Shearer, Peacock, O’Connor (Williams), Moulden, O’Driscoll, Brooks, Blissett

SUNDERLAND: Carter, Williams, Agboola, Bennett, Ord, Owers, Armstrong, Gates (Hauser), Gabbiadini, Pascoe

Att: 8,500

Sunderland 1 Bournemouth 1

October 24, 1989

Seventeen days after meeting in the league, Sunderland and Bournemouth clashed again in the third round of the League Cup, and it was yet another close encounter.

Both goals came in the space of five minutes in the first half, Marco Gabbiadini giving the hosts a 17th-minute lead and Peter Shearer soon levelling to take the tie to a replay.

Noticeably, both sides had their strongest sides out, as was the practice for cup ties in those days.

SUNDERLAND: Carter, Kay, Hardyman, Bracewell, Bennett, MacPhail, Owers, Armstrong, Gates, Gabbiadini, Pascoe (Cullen)

BOURNEMOUTH: Peyton, Bond, Coleman, Teale, Miller, Shearer, O’Connor, Moulden, O’Driscoll, Brooks, Blissett

Att: 12,595

Sunderland 3 Bournemouth 2

October 7, 1989

Sunderland stayed in second place in the Second Division after coming from behind in an entertaining clash with Bournemouth.

Beaten just once in their first nine league games, Sunderland were bright from the start and went ahead thanks to an Eric Gates goal in the 18th minute.

Harry Redknapp’s Cherries, though, battled back and, with a little luck, levelled matters seven minutes before the break with an own goal from hapless centre-back John MacPhail.

Luther Blissett stunned Roker Park by putting Bournemouth ahead early in the second half, but talisman Marco Gabbiadini equalised almost immediately and veteran Gates grabbed the winner on the hour mark.

SUNDERLAND: Carter, Kay, Hardyman, Bracewell, Bennett, MacPhail, Owers, Armstrong, Gates, Gabbiadini, Pascoe

BOURNEMOUTH: Peyton, Newson, Morrell (Bond), Teale, Miller, Peacock (Shearer), Barnes, Moulden, O’Driscoll, Brooks, Blissett

Att: 15,933

Bournemouth 0 Sunderland 1

January 21, 1989

Sunderland consolidated sixth place in Division Two by recording a fifth win in six league games.

It was another tight battle with the Cherries, but Eric Gates’s goal in the 10th minute proved enough to secure all three points.

The Bournemouth team featured ex-Watford and England striker Luther Blissett.

BOURNEMOUTH: Peyton, Newson, Morrell, Bond, Williams, O’Driscoll, O’Connor (Close), Brooks (Cooke), Aylott, Bishop, Blissett

SUNDERLAND: Norman, Bennett, Gray, Ord, MacPhail, Cornforth (Agboola), Owers, Armstrong, Gates, Gabbiadini, Pascoe

Att: 8,922

Sunderland 1 Bournemouth 1

August 27, 1988

Denis Smith’s Red and Whites marked their return to the Second Division with a hard-earned point against Harry Redknapp’s Cherries on a sunny day at Roker Park.

Bournemouth just about deserved to go ahead with a goal from Shaun Close midway through the first half, but Gary Bennett – who had also scored on the opening day of the 1984-85 season – equalised six minutes before half-time.

SUNDERLAND: Hesford, Kay, Agboola, Bennett, MacPhail, Doyle, Lemon, Armstrong, Gates (Owers), Gabbiadini, Pascoe

BOURNEMOUTH: Peyton, Newson, Morrell, Bond, Williams, Whitlock, Cooke, Brooks, Aylott, Bishop, Close

Att: 17,998

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