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We gave it away cheaply - Sunderland's Bruce

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce admitted his side made life difficult for themselves by giving the ball away cheaply in their 2-1 loss to Chelsea today.

The Black Cats were thoroughly outplayed by the Blues and Bruce says the result was not helped by the fact that his side were sloppy against dangerous opposition.

"It was very difficult against a very good Chelsea team. They had terrific possession of the ball and we spent that much energy trying to get it back," he said.

"That was the one thing that disappointed me - when we had it, we gave it away too cheaply and that made for a very difficult afternoon."

Sunderland's summer signing Ji Dong-won grabbed a consolation goal for his side in the final minute after John Terry and Daniel Sturridge did the earlier damage for the Londoners.

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