Bruce - We deserved nothing

20 September 2009 11:36
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce bemoaned the way his side fell away after a bright start and admitted the Black Cats deserved nothing from their 3-1 defeat at Burnley.

Super sub David Nugent clambered off the bench to sink Sunderland with a stunning late double and keep Burnley's proud 100% home record intact.

Graham Alexander put Burnley ahead from the spot before Darren Bent equalised but Bruce said: "The game was there for us to be won and I was delighted at half-time but it was disappointing that we petered away to nothing in the second half.

"We were the best team by a distance - we let in a poor goal and bounced back from it. The second-half performance is something we have got to put right.

"We knew Burnley would get better in the second half. To be honest we hardly gave them a kick in the first. For the second half, especially the last half-hour, we weren't there."

Source: Eurosport