Bruce: I would punish cheats
Hull manager Steve Bruce has rejected Sam Allardyce's claims that Robbie Brady dived to win the decisive penalty in Saturday's win over West Ham.
Allardyce's side were outplayed for the majority of the 1-0 defeat at the KC Stadium, but he focused on the performance of the referee rather than his own team.
The Hammers boss claimed Brady used "simulation" to "buy" a penalty, but Bruce defended the Irisman's integrity and insisted he would discipline any of his players should they be seen to dive.
"I'm not going to encourage anyone to cheat and neither is Sam," said Bruce. "Over the years we've built reputations of teams being honest and I'm not going to condone that.
"There was contact, how big or not I don't know. I'm not going to pull the wool over anyone's eyes, certainly if I caught any of my players trying to cheat - and that's what it is, let's not beat around the bush - I would punish them.
"But it looks to me as though there was contact."