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Bournemouth 2-0 Sunderland

By Shamoon HafezBBC Sport
Callum Wilson
Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson gave Younes Kaboul a torrid afternoon

Bournemouth won their first Premier League game at home - a result that saw Sunderland slip to bottom place.

The home side took the lead early on through Callum Wilson, who fired in a low finish from Dan Gosling's pass.

Scot Matt Ritchie extended the advantage soon after with a stunning volley into the top corner of the net.

Sunderland's Fabio Borini struck a volley narrowly over in the second half, before team-mate Younes Kaboul was sent off for a second yellow.

Rivals Newcastle also lost but only by one goal and so the Black Cats go bottom on goal difference.

Sunderland's shocking defence

Sebastian Coates and Younes Kaboul
Sebastian Coates (no.22) and Younes Kaboul (no.15) both lost possession on a number of occasions, with the ball then coming back towards their defence

With John O'Shea ruled out through illness, Kaboul and Sebastian Coates were in central defensive partnership for Sunderland.

The pair played together in the first two games of the season, when the Black Cats shipped a total of seven goals against Leicester and Norwich. A month later and nothing has changed.

There was no confidence shown from either player - they were panicking while in possession and shaky when called upon to do any defensive work. Every clearance up field was being picked off with ease and the pressure kept on coming.

Kaboul got a yellow in first half for bringing down Wilson and a hack on the same player in the second half saw him dismissed.

Man of the match - Distin's delightful debut

Sylvain Distin
Sylvain Distin made seven clearances, gained possession six times and only Sunderland's Yann M'Vila (60) made more passes than him (58)

Bournemouth defender Sylvain Distin showed all his Premier League experience, limiting pacy striker Jermain Defoe to few chances and keeping composed with the ball at his feet.

Hard-working Wilson

The home side's solid defensive display laid the platform for their first clean sheet of the season, aided by striker Wilson's hard work up front.

The Englishman netted 20 goals for Bournemouth in their promotion campaign last term, and has started this season in similar vain, scoring five in as many games.

Wilson ran Kaboul and Coates ragged, while showing great composure with his finish in the fourth minute. His goals may be the key to whether Bournemouth stay up come the end of the season.

Ritchie's wonder strike

Matt Ritchie
The Cherries' Charlie Daniels (11) whipped in a corner, which was cleared by Yann M'Vila (21). The ball then reached Ritchie (30), who smashed a volley into the top corner

"I wont forget that goal in a hurry," said Ritchie. "The ball came down from quite a height, I managed to steady myself and got a sweet strike on it. As soon as I hit it, I knew it was good."

Manager Eddie Howe added: "It was a fantastic strike from Matty. He sets himself up but I don't think anyone saw the finish coming. It was sublime."

'We'll stay up'

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat: "The second half was better but you cannot do worse than the first half. We started the first half totally hopelessly. There was no sharpness. Me and the players have to look in the mirror.

"Two points after six games is not enough. Nice words is not enough, we have to do it a different way now. I am sure we will stay up though."

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The stats you need to know

  • Younes Kaboul was sent off for the sixth time in the Premier League
  • Sunderland didn't manage a single shot on target after the 40th minute
  • The Black Cats have now conceded 10 first-half goals in the league this season
  • Advocaat's side are now on a nine-game winless streak in the league



Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Boruc
  • 2Francis
  • 3S Cook
  • 25Distin
  • 11Daniels
  • 30RitchieSubstituted forA Smithat 90'minutes
  • 6Surman
  • 4GoslingBooked at 80mins
  • 7Pugh
  • 24TomlinSubstituted forO'Kaneat 65'minutes
  • 13WilsonSubstituted forMurrayat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins


  • 15A Smith
  • 18Kermorgant
  • 19Stanislas
  • 23Federici
  • 27Murray
  • 32O'Kane
  • 33Bennett


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Pantilimon
  • 2JonesBooked at 24mins
  • 22CoatesBooked at 14mins
  • 15KaboulBooked at 74mins
  • 3van Aanholt
  • 21M'Vila
  • 14Gomez Garcia-PencheSubstituted forRodwellat 45'minutes
  • 17Lens
  • 20ToivonenBooked at 85mins
  • 9BoriniBooked at 63minsSubstituted forJohnsonat 72'minutes
  • 18DefoeSubstituted forFletcherat 68'minutes


  • 6Cattermole
  • 7Larsson
  • 8Rodwell
  • 11Johnson
  • 24Yedlin
  • 25Mannone
  • 26Fletcher
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bournemouth 2, Sunderland 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bournemouth 2, Sunderland 0.

  3. Booking

    Glenn Murray (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Glenn Murray (Bournemouth).

  5. Post update

    Yann M'Vila (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Bournemouth. Adam Smith tries a through ball, but Glenn Murray is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Smith (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Daniels.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Costel Pantilimon.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Glenn Murray (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marc Pugh.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Smith.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Adam Smith replaces Matt Ritchie.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Jones (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Yann M'Vila following a set piece situation.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).

  14. Post update

    Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Steven Fletcher.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Bournemouth. Marc Pugh tries a through ball, but Matt Ritchie is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Daniels.

  19. Booking

    Ola Toivonen (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.