Sunderland manager David Moyes has lauded the impressive display of Victor Anichebe in the Black Cats’ first win of the Premier League this season, although the Nigerian striker had an injury scare, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Anichebe scored his first goal of the season and provided an assist in his third appearance for Sunderland, who recorded a 2-1 win over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
"Victor Anichebe was terrific today. He has an awful lot going for him and his all-round performance was terrific. He got an injury early on – he thought he broke his rib," Moyes said in his post-match reaction.
"We had to hang in and hope it is our day. We got our goal and Victor Anichebe and Jermain Defoe were fantastic. Ultimately the goalkeeper and back four did a great job today.
“We played well and deserved the victory. We owed the supporters the victory, they have kept with us. We needed a win, it is only one, and we need a few more.
"We got a bit of luck at the right time, we made it as well, and we worked hard enough.
"It is a big relief; I never had any questions marks over the support of the owner or board. It is only one win, we don't move off the bottom of the league only look at team above us and try and catch them."