Hull, who could have gone ahead when debutant Nikica Jelavic hit a post inside the opening two minutes, ended the game with 10 men, with Tom Huddlestone seeing red for a second yellow card late on, but could have no complaints that they left Carrow Road without a point.
Bruce said: "We had a big chance in the first couple of minutes when Jelavic hit the post and Liam Rosenior had a really big chance, but overall in the second half we were a touch disappointed with how we handled the ball.
"He [Jelavic] has done everything right. His connection with it was right, he struck it really well and I was expecting it to nestle in the back of the net. It has hit the post and missed by two inches. What a start that would have been for the lad.
"When you play like that away form home, to come away with a point would have been terrific for us, another point on the board, but it wasn't to be."
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