David Moyes said Sunderland striker, Victor Anichebe, was like “a young Drogba” after his two goals against Hull City.
The 28-year-old scored with two powerful second-half shots to give the Black Cats a second successive Premier League win, this time by a 3-0 scoreline, and move them off the bottom of the table.
Anichebe was also on target in the 2-1 win at Bournemouth before the international break and his performance against Hull drew high praise from his manager, who picked him up on a free transfer in September after he failed to score for the entire of last season with West Brom.
“Our strikers are in good form and I hope they remain that way,” he said. “Everyone knows about Jermain – he got his 150th Premier League goal today and only people who score goals know how hard that is to do.
“It was a good move and a good bit of play. He’s been a great striker and his finishing is up with the top strikers, his goalscoring ability is incredible. He’s been at the top end of football for most of his career.
“I’ve got to say Victor was very good too. He was a good team player for us and he was like a young Drogba at times for us, he was that good.
“He’s been a bit unlucky with a few other chances but he’s helped us find a way to win this game. When we’ve needed people that can finish we’ve had them.
“To get the first goal in a Premier League match is very important and it would have been very unjust.
“They had the better chances in the first half and put us under pressure but we had the better of it in the second half and the game was really open.
“The players stuck to it and all we can do now is try to get the third win and keep it going.”