Patrick van Aanholt continued his impressive run of scoring as Sunderland came from behind to draw against relegation rivals Bournemouth.

The Cherries dominated the opening half-hour and took the lead through Benik Afobe’s diving header.

But Sunderland hit back through Van Aanholt, who collected Fabio Borini’s through ball and rifled past Artur Boruc.

Lewis Grabban had a great chance to win it for Bournemouth but fired wide.

Sunderland fans were unhappy with certain substitutions made: Rodwell came on for Lens and Watmore on for Borini.

Fans made it clear that they felt the substitutes were negative with certain sections of the Stadium of light booing.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce: “After their goal went in, there were 20 minutes where we hung on, but we stopped them scoring, which we haven’t done recently. We’ve gained a result from going a goal behind, and that shows a bit of character from the players. They overcame their fears and came back strongly.

“It’s a precious point. We’ve showed a lot of nerve to come through our bad spell and if we continue like that we’re going to be fine.”

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