Sunderland striker played and scored with a cracked rib against Bournemouth

Anichebe netted an equalizer for Sunderland as they went on to secure their first three points of the season.

Victor Anichebe

Anichebe netted an equalizer for Sunderland as they went on to secure their first three points of the season.

After the game, the striker was seen with a strapping across his midriff which he revealed was as a result of a cracked rib.

“In the first half I cracked my rib, I couldn’t move properly,” he told Sky Sports after the game.

“We did this for the manager, over the last few weeks we have not done him justice.

“For all the work the manager has done, this one was for him. He is the one who has been getting the blame, even though we are the ones on the pitch.

“You could see by the reaction at the final whistle. We have wanted this result for so long. It was a must-win game, even when we were down to 10 men, we didn’t sulk we grinded it out.”

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Relieved after finally getting a win, the Nigerian striker had time to respond to a Twitter gaffe he made a fortnight ago.

The 28-year-old mistakenly posted a tweet along with an obvious instruction to share the message for Sunderland fans.

His Twitter post started with the message “Can you tweet something like,”.

Anichebe responded to the gaffe by tweeting; '"Can you put something like!" What a result!!! Strong character from the team, and the fans were amazing!! #safc.”

Sunderland next face Hull City on Saturday, November 19.

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