Matt Ritchie: Bournemouth winger pleased with Sunderland volley

Matt Ritchie
Matt Ritchie scored his first goal of the season with a stunning volley against Sunderland

Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie says his 25-yard volley against Sunderland was "one of his better goals".

The Scotland international, 26, was modest about his left-foot strike which helped the Cherries to a 2-0 win at Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

Ritchie's first goal of the season followed a fifth of the season from striker Callum Wilson.

"I got a good first touch, luckily I hit it sweet and it nestled in the top corner," Ritchie told BBC Radio Solent.

Ritchie's goal was his latest eye-catching strike for the Cherries following a stunning free-kick against Sheffield Wednesday in April during their Championship promotion run-in.

"The technique of the goal today (against Sunderland) was probably better, but I think the moment against Sheffield Wednesday for me was probably one of the best of my career," he added.

"I'm very pleased to score the goal today, but I think the three points and the performance was most important."

Bournemouth made five changes from the side which lost 3-1 against Norwich the previous week.

"It shows how strong our squad is," said Ritchie. "We had a couple of injuries which obviously played a part, but we got a reaction from last week that we needed."

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