"With the problems we've got we deserved something. I don't think there's a club out there which has 12 or 13 players missing," Bruce said.
"They ran a million miles and their resilience was there for everyone to see. We lacked a bit of quality in the top end of the pitch but I couldn't fault their effort and endeavour. I thought it was going to be a repeat of when we lost four players in 12 minutes against Leicester.
"Joe [Joelinton] had the courage to carry on [with a groin problem] when we were down to the bare bones. It's ridiculous, I've never known anything like it in 40 years."
"I'm not frustrated. I think we didn't play well enough to win," said head coach Nuno Espirito Santo.
"We didn't move the ball fast enough. Fast circulation of the ball allows you to open spaces, but that was one of the issues today."