Cats boss keen to keep heroes

Onuoha, on loan from Manchester City, put the Black Cats on the way

to victory over Chelsea with a stunning individual goal on the

stroke of half-time in Sunday’s Premier League clash in west

London. Asamoah Gyan added a second early in the second-half before

man-of-the-match Welbeck, on loan from Manchester United, grabbed a

third with three minutes left. Bruce’s side dominated the game and

could have won by a bigger margin as Chelsea lost their first home

game since last March and suffered their heaviest top flight defeat

at Stamford Bridge since 2002. Now Bruce hopes to open talks about

signing the pair on a permanent basis when the season ends. “Danny

has produced very well and played well,” said Bruce. “The sad thing

for me is how much will it cost now to buy them? “They’re two loan

players who have done fantastically well. They’ve got plenty of

time. We’d love them to stay. “We’ve got them for a year and we’ll

speak to the respective clubs nearer the time. They’re exactly what

we’re looking for. They are young, energetic and desperate to play.

“But all round, the team produced a fantastic performance. I hope

people talk about Sunderland rather than Chelsea’s poor

performance. Apart from the debacle against Newcastle a few weeks

ago, we’ve been terrific.”