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Summary

  1. Sunderland XI: Mannone; Jones, Brown, O'Shea, Van Aanholt; M'Vila, Cattermole; Johnson, Lens, Borini; Defoe.
  2. Bournemouth XI: Boruc; Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels; Surman; Pugh, Gosling, Arter, Stanislas; Afobe.

Live Reporting

By James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Neither side can find a winner and it finishes honours even. Probably a fair result on the balance of play.

SUBSTITUTION

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Junior Stanislas is being helped off - he's not moving his left leg at all. Glenn Murray is on. Meanwhile, three minutes of stoppage time.

YELLOW CARD

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Lucky, lucky boy. Billy Jones has gone right through the back of Junior Stanislas, studs raised, and he's hurt the Bournemouth winger. He's very fortunate not to see red for that.

SUBSTITUTION

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Jack Rodwell replaces Jeremain Lens for Sunderland.

Points huge for Sunderland

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

With Newcastle United currently losing 2-0, Big Sam will know how big three points would be for his side today. You get the impression there could be a few twists and turns yet in this one. 

Sam Allardyce
Reuters

What a miss!

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Oh what a chance for Bournemouth to win it! Matt Ritchie slides a glorious through ball to Lewis Grabban, the striker is all alone, but somehow contrives to poke wide from five yards. What a miss. Head in hands from Grabban, and rightly so.

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Matt Ritchie unleashes a shot which takes a wicked deflection off Dan gosling and it so nearly trickles in. Vito Mannone was rooted to the spot.

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Adam Smith floats a great ball into the Sunderland area, but Dan Gosling can't bring it under control.

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

It's end-to-end stuff now. Yann M'Vila forces a good save from Artur Boruc, then Bournemouth break menacingly before Sunderland snuff out the counter.

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Sunderland are toying with Bournemouth here. They play the ball around beautifully on the edge of the area to release Jeremain Lens down the left, but his inviting ball across the six-yard box has no-one to tap it in.

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

This match has completely shifted around from the first half. Now it's Sunderland who are making all the running and Bournemouth who are having to man the trenches. Sam Allardyce's side have a sniff of what would be a very important victory here.

SUBSTITUTION

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Duncan Watmore replaces Fabio Borini for Sunderland. He's scored a couple of big goals already this season - can he be the hero?

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Harry Arter unleashes a wild shot from distance - no danger there.

SUBSTITUTION

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

The anticipated change is made. Goalscorer Benik Afobe trots off and Lewis Grabban, in his second spell at Bournemouth, is on.

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Harry Arter puts in a loopy cross and Matt Ritchie meets it, but he can't get any power on it and it's easily saved.

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Benik Afobe looks to be labouring for Bournemouth and his fellow January signing Lewis Grabban is getting stripped...

CLOSE!

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Oh what a chance that is! Adam Johnson swings in an absolutely pinpoint cross from the right and Billy Jones has a free header from five yards out, but he puts it straight at Artur Boruc. Got to score those.

SUBSTITUTION

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Marc Pugh off for Bournemouth, Matt Ritchie on in his place.

CLOSE!

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Great effort from Jermain Defoe! Out of nothing, he unleashes a dipping effort that catches Artur Boruc off his line and sails just wide of the post.

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Now it's Sunderland who are applying a bit of pressure. Adam Johnson tries an ambitious effort from range, but it's comfortable for Artur Boruc.

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Having said that, it's Sunderland who mount the first significant attack. Patrick van Aanholt plays a good pass to Adam Johnson and the midfielder surges forward, but his pass to Jeremain Lens is overhit and runs out of play.

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

A quiet start to the second half, but it's Bournemouth who look more confident and composed on the ball.

All to play for at the bottom

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Sam Allardyce celebrates
Reuters

Sam Allardyce enjoyed his side's equaliser. It's all to play for in the second half.    

KICK-OFF

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

We're back up and running. Can either of these sides find a winner?

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Thomas Hewitt: Patrick van Aanholt now has 4 goals in 4 games. Jamie Vardy your record is under threat from a left back!!! 

Just to be clear, Van Aanholt has found the net in four straight Premier League games - however two of the shots were subsequently credited as own goals.

HALF-TIME

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

And that's the interval. What a bonus for Sunderland. Bournemouth will feel sick.

Sunderland level

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Trevor Sinclair

Former England winger on Final Score

"I think he is anticipating, he has a gamble. It is a great ball in and he doesn’t have to break his stride to put the ball in."

Sunderland land sucker punch

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Well, well, well, after soaking up all that punishment, Sunderland will go in level at the break.

Fabio Borini slips a cute through ball in between centre-back and full-back and Patrick van Aanholt, bursting forward on the overlap, collects the ball and rifles past Artur Boruc.

GOAL - Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

Patrick van Aanholt

Sunderland 0-1 Bournemouth

Fabio Borini lets fly from 25 yards but his low strike is well saved by Boruc. On second look, it took a deflection which took some of the sting out of it.

Sunderland 0-1 Bournemouth

Marc Pugh wriggles and twists on the edge of the box to buy space for a shot but his attempted curler floats harmlessly over.

Fast starters

Sunderland 0-1 Bournemouth

Benik Afobe celebrates
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Bournemouth have scored the most goals in the first 15 minutes of Premier League games this season (eight) & Sunderland have let in the most (nine).   

Sunderland 0-1 Bournemouth

Finally a chance for the hosts. John O'Shea gets forward and plants a good downward header which forces Artur Boruc into his first action.

Sunderland 0-1 Bournemouth

Sunderland string a few nice passes together, but then Adam Johnson wastes the chance by trying an overambitious backheel.

Sunderland 0-1 Bournemouth

That's better from Sunderland. Nice interchange of passes plays Borini in down the right and Charlie Daniels is forced to concede the corner. The set piece is overhit though.

Sunderland 0-1 Bournemouth

Honestly, I can't overstate how one-sided this is. It's like watching attack v defence at the moment, Bournemouth - centre-backs on the halfway line - just going through their pass-and-move repertoire. Steve Cook unleashes a shot from distance which clears the crossbar.

Sunderland 0-1 Bournemouth

One-way traffic. Junior Stanislas wins a knockdown and the ball rolls to Benik Afobe. Stanislas, unattended, is screaming for the reverse pass, but Afobe chooses to unload himself and draws a good save for Mannone.

Sunderland 0-1 Bournemouth

Junior Stanislas lets fly with a drive from a tight angle. Parried by Mannone. It's all Bournemouth, there's a second goal there for them.

Sunderland 0-1 Bournemouth

Whistles from the Wearside crowd. Sunderland just can't hang onto the ball in the centre of the park at the moment. Bournemouth camped in the Sunderland half.