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Sunderland fans react on Twitter to Hull win: 'We want revenge'

Hull City's win against Brighton on Monday night means Sunderland will face former boss Steve Bruce for the third time this season.

And the Black Cats have already lost to the 53-year-old twice this season, with Gus Poyet's side failing to finish with 11 men on either occasion.

The prospect of facing Hull for a third time this term, then, is one that has got Sunderland fans rather riled, especially as it comes in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Indeed, a place at Wembley is at stake for both sides, with the Black Cats still in the hunt to reach the final of - and possibly even win - both domestic knockout tournaments this season.

The main factor driving supporters on Twitter, though, is the prospect of getting revenge against former boss Bruce. The 53-year-old managed Sunderland between 2009 and 2011 but was sacked before being replaced by Martin O'Neill. Relations between Bruce and the club have been tense ever since.

"I took over a team that had avoided relegation on the last day," Bruce told reporters after getting Hull promoted last season. "We finished 13th in the first year, 10th in the second, balanced the books and then I got the sack after 11 games. Of course it hurt me. I thought I'd get a chance and it didn't happen."

The Hull boss has beaten Sunderland twice since - but the Black Cats are looking forward to the chance to put that right...

Can Sunderland get revenge on Bruce and reach Wembley again?

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