Sunderland boss Steve Bruce was delighted with his defensive pairing of John Mensah and Titus Bramble in their 2-2 draw with Birmingham City.
Mensah was his typical solid self while Bramble, who got an excellent reception from the Sunderland fans, provided an excellent foil.
While the Sunderland chief admitted his delight at the pair's performances, he said the displays were two parts of a good team performance.
"John was magnificent and I think Titus was magnificent too," Bruce told safc.com. "I can give you six, seven or eight players who did very well."
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