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23 Oct 2010 20:03:06

Bruce salutes Sunderland resilience

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce was a happy man after seeing his side battle their way to a much-needed victory over Aston Villa.The eighth own goal of Villa defender Richard Dunne's career handed the Black Cats just their second Barclays Premier League win of the season, extended their unbeaten run to seven league games and took them into seventh place in the table.Bruce said: "Seven games unbeaten in the Premier League takes some doing, no matter who you play against, so there is a bit of resilience."We invested heavily in the back four and the goalkeeper and when I look behind me and I have got four people who played in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, and I have got Britain's most expensive goalkeeper sitting behind me too."We have got a really good look about us, so I am pleased."There's a resilience about us, which was the first thing I wanted to try to address when we came here."


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