EPL: Anichebe inspires Sunderland's first win


Former Nigerian international, Victor Anichebe, fired Sunderland’s opening as they picked up their first win of the season at the 11th time of asking, courtesy of a come-from-behind victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
The Black Cats were forced to play more than half an hour with just 10 men after Steven Pienaar was sent off, but goals from Anichebe and Jermain Defoe cancelled out Dan Gosling’s early opener to hand David Moyes his first league win in charge of the club.
Sunderland’s two points from 10 matches prior to today equalled the worst ever start to a Premier League season, and it looked like being another miserable afternoon for Moyes’s men when they fell behind after just 11 minutes.
Adam Smith latched on to the returning Junior Stanislas’s through-ball down the right channel before delivering a cross into the box that Dan Gosling – in for the injured Andrew Surman – turned home.
Stanislas, who had not featured for the Cherries since grabbing two goals and an assist during the 6-1 thrashing of Hull City last month, almost got straight back to scoring ways himself shortly afterwards, but his effort from the edge of the box flew narrowly wide.
Sunderland’s first real opening of the match arrived after 26 minutes when Duncan Watmore found space to shoot, but Artur Boruc was equal to the powerful effort.


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