The Irishman head butted a corner flag, in a mocking reference to Alan Pardew's attack on him last weekend.
"I don't think David would have thought of that celebration on his own," laughed Bruce.
"He must have been set up but it was a great moment.
"I would have to say that was even better than Samuel Eto'o. He is the player of the weekend.
"And it just shows what can happen in football."
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