Bruce delighted with Cup win

24 August 2009 10:19
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has said he is delighted with his side's performance against Norwich.

The Black Cats made easy work of the Canaries at Carrow Road, thrashing their opponents 4-1 on Monday evening.

Man-of-the-match Andy Reid took full advantage of his chance to impress, scoring a brace in his second start this term.

Goalkeeper Craig Gordon put in an equally impressive performance, pulling off a number of good saves throughout the match, leaving Bruce with a few selection headaches.

Not complaining, he admitted his delight in seeing both players back to their best in what was a solid all-round performance.

"Reid played incredibly well and Craig made a number of really good saves. It bodes well," he told Sky Sports.

Headache"It gives me a headache - the players have responded magnificently over the last few weeks.

"When you see people playing like that, with the enthusiasm they've shown, they've obviously asked a few questions."

He added: "Reid has made sure that he is back at his best, nobody can ever question his ability.

"He's worked tremendously well - fair play to him."

Asked about his preparations ahead of the third round, he added: "This competition - we've got to try and treat it seriously.

"We're entered in three competitions and we can only realistically win two of them.

"Who knows. If we get a nice draw then we'll see.

"Tonight has given me a chance to look at all the players and they've played great. We'll see."

Source: SKY_Sports