JORDON Ibe featured as Cherries twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Stoke City in the Premier League Cup on Friday.

The former Liverpool man played 86 minutes as Shaun Cooper’s men struck through Alex Dobre and a Jaidon Anthony penalty at Vitality Stadium.

Ibe, who has not seen first-team action since September’s Carabao Cup defeat at Burton, played an instrumental part in Cherries’ opening goal.

After Stoke’s Daniel Jarvis had opened the scoring from the penalty spot, the winger beat three men before playing a net pass to Dobre.

The Romanian then showed neat footwork before drilling the ball into the bottom corner for 1-1 with half an hour gone.

Scott Wara then headed in Stoke’s second before Cherries once again drew level 11 minutes from time.

After Anthony was felled inside the box, he stepped up to coolly convert from the penalty spot and keep up Cherries’ unbeaten start to the competition.

Boss Cooper told afcbTV: “It was a mixed bag in terms of our performance but the pleasing thing was our boys’ reactions to going behind twice.

“I thought their attitudes were superb and the response was good and I was pleased with the build-up to both goals.

“I thought our first one was great quality from Jordon and Dobs took it very well. Then a great piece of skill from Jaidon to win the penalty.”

Asked whether he felt his side could have gone on to triumph, Cooper added: “We could have closed up and gone a bit more cautious at that point, or maybe even before that.

“But with the quality we had in our attack I always felt we had a goal in us.”

Cherries have taken four points from their opening two games in the competition, having beaten Nottingham Forest in their Group E opener.