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Van Aanholt slow on the draw for Black Cats


(Van Aanholt 45)


(Afobe 13)

Patrick van Aanholt handed Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce the first draw of his 16-game reign as his side fought back to deny Bournemouth victory.

The Black Cats turned in an awful first-half display, but were trailing only by Benik Afobe’s 13th-minute goal when Dutch full-back Van Aanholt equalised in stoppage time to set up a frenzied, but ultimately fruitless, second 45 minutes. After five wins and 10 defeats, Allardyce was at least able to console himself with some tangible reward on a day when his team for too long failed to reach the standard they set in victory over fellow strugglers Aston Villa and Swansea.