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Bruce says Newcastle deserved defeat at Norwich

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce says they deserved defeat at Norwich City.

The Magpies were outfought and outclassed against the newly promoted side as Teemu Pukki blew the United defence apart with a hat-trick .

Bruce told ChronicleLive: "I would not question the desire.

"I just think we got caught up in their first day (first home game).

"I can't question anybody's desire. I don't think they went out there and done badly.

"But certainly we can do more in a lot of departments. That was the frustrating thing."

Bruce felt that the bouncing atmosphere for Norwich's Premier League return in Norfolk played a part in the defeat.

He added: "We knew all week that Norwich would be playing their first game back in front of a full house.

"We knew how they played last year but didn't do enough to counter that."

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