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Live Reporting

James Gheerbrant

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    That's it from me. Make sure you head over to the main football live for all the reaction to this and the day's other matches. Goodbye.


    Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

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


    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.


    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.


    Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

    Jack Rodwell replaces Jeremain Lens for Sunderland.

  6. 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
  7. 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.

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    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.

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    Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.


    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?

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    Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

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


    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.

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    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.

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    Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

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

  18. 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.


    Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth

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

  20. 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.