After each game, Steve Bruce e-mails Salut! Sunderland – and a few thousand others – on his immediate post-match thoughts. This is what he made of the game against Villa, a 2-2 draw that could have gone either way and in which we scored good goals but conceded possession and dominance too easily …
Well I can’t deny the spirit of the team. It’s quite remarkable the way they didn’t give up.
I do have to be honest and say that in the second half we didn’t do enough. When you’re 2-1 down with four or five minutes to play it was great get a wonderful set piece from [Sebastian] Larsson.
Fair play to the team – they stuck at it.
We didn’t cause as many problems in the second half as we should have done, however, I thought overall it was a decent game.
Connor’s goal will do him the world of good. You can see the potential in the lad, he’s got a wonderful strike with that left foot.
Larsson’s delivery has been fantastic for us and it was again today – if there was a better free transfer this summer I’m yet to see it.
And then [Stephane] Sessegnon’s goal was quite incredible. He’s only 5′ 6″ and he scores from a free kick with his head with everybody around him over six feet tall.
It was a good game of football with plenty of goals. That seems to be the norm these days in the Barclays Premier League, it’s quite incredible when you see all of the scores today, as well as the four goals here.
It was a good spectacle.
All the best,