Bruce, who suggested before the match that his decision to take the Sunderland job in 2009 was a mistake due to his Newcastle roots, denied he took any undue pleasure from the result.
"You all want the story, I understand that, but as far as I'm concerned it's gone; history," he said.
"Let's all move on with our lives, it was a long time ago. No matter who you managed, when you get one over an old team it's always satisfying but that's about it."
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