Nigeria international Victor Anichebe helped Ten-man Sunderland record their first league win of the season after scoring a superb equaliser and winning a penalty, which was converted by veteran England player, Jermaine Defoe.
It was a remarkable result for Anichebe’s team, who continually soaked up pressure from their opponents and found themselves a man down when Steven Pienaar was sent off in the 59th minute.
Bournemouth took an 11th-minute lead when Dan Gosling converted Adam Smith’s cross from close range for his third goal of the season.
Sunderland lost 4-1 at home to Arsenal last week and once again looked vulnerable at the back, with Junior Stanislas and Joshua King both going close after the opener. But they surprisingly drew level in the 33rd minute when Victor Anichebe smacked his six-yard shot high past the reach of keeper Artur Boruc.
Sunderland began the second half well but were dealt a huge blow when Pienaar was shown a second yellow card for a late challenge on Stanislas.
Despite being a man down, David Moyes’ side still pressed and were rewarded with a spot-kick when Anichebe was fouled by Adam Smith in the area. Defoe converted against his former team as his current side hung on for a morale-boosting win.