Steve Bruce criticism 'unfair' says Nicklas Bendtner

Sunderland striker Nicklas Bendtner says manager Steve Bruce does not deserve the "unfair criticism" he is receiving for their poor start to the season.

The Dane insists it is the team's fault for only winning one of their opening seven league games.

Bendtner is pleased with the "fighting spirit and courage" Sunderland showed to battle back to 2-2 against West Brom, adding that it felt "fantastic" to score his first goal for the club.