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Coleman reveals what he said to inspire Sunderland’s sensational comeback against Bristol City

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman has spoken about the half-time message which was issued to his team as they recorded a stunning 3-3 draw against Bristol City despite having trailed the game 3-0.

The Black Cats looked dead and buried in the game and were jeered by disgruntled fans before Josh Brownhill scored a 70th minute own goal to raise their hopes.

Aiden McGeady then went on to score a second for Coleman’s side in the 81st minute before Marlon Pack scored an own goal to ensure that the spoils were shared.

Speaking during his post-match press-conference, Coleman said: “The second half response came from them [the players].  I told them one or two home truths at half-time.

“I came here because of that size of support and that passion. They got us over the line. For the third game in a row we were booed off at half time, and rightly so. The second half showed there is something there.”

Despite the result, the Black Cats are in 23rd position on the Championship standings with 26 points from 31 games.