I played with a cracked rib – Anichebe

Out of favor Super Eagles striker Victor Anichebe who scored of of Sunderland’s two gaols at Bournemouth says he”cracked a rib” in the first half of the win at Bournemouth.

Ten-man Sunderland recorded their first league win of the season as Jermain Defoe’s second-half penalty handed them victory against Bournemouth.

Anichebe who played the entire duration of their first PL win of the season gave his shirt to a travelling fan at full-time and revealed a heavily bandaged rib cage.

Speaking after the game to Sky Sports the Nigerian international said: “We did this for the manager, over he last few weeks we have not done him justice. It has been a huge transition from last year to this one.

“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.

“The first half I cracked my rib, I couldn’t move properly,” said the former Everton and West Brom forward.

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