Sunderland have finally won a Barclays Premier League game this season, after failing to win in their first 10.
The Black Cats secured an impressive 2-1 win away at Bournemouth, despite playing with over half an hour with a man down after Steven Pienaar was sent off in the second half for a second bookable offence.
Dan Gosling gave the home side the lead, using his midriff to send a cross from Adam Smith past Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Sunderland had come back shortly after as former Nigerian international Victor Anichebe thundered an equalizer into the net off a smart assist from Jermain Defoe.
With the match winding down, veteran Premier League striker Defoe scored his 28th goal for the club to give them their first win of the season. Smith had brought down Anichebe in the box, and Defoe had converted the penalty past Bournemouth goalie Artur Boruc.
Despite the win, they remain bottom of the league, level on points with Swanswea, who have a game in hand. Anything asides a win would have meant Sunderland had played the first 11 games without a win, a new record.