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Friday 29 August 2014

Alan Pardew on the headbutt: Perhaps it will teach me to sit down

Published 01/03/2014 | 16:42

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Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew and Hull City's David Meyler (left) confront each other during the Barclays Premier League match at the KC Stadium.
Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew and Hull City's David Meyler (left) confront each other during the Barclays Premier League match at the KC Stadium.
Fourth official Howard Webb restrains David Meyler of Hull City (7) after a clash with Alan Pardew manager of Newcastle United.
Fourth official Howard Webb restrains David Meyler of Hull City (7) after a clash with Alan Pardew manager of Newcastle United.
Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew confronts Hull City's David Meyler (left) during the Barclays Premier League match at the KC Stadium, Hull.
Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew confronts Hull City's David Meyler (left) during the Barclays Premier League match at the KC Stadium, Hull.

Alan Pardew was sent-off by referee Kevin Friend after an incident with Irish midfielder David Meyler at the KC Stadium.

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Newcastle United manager has apologised for his touchline behavious at the KC Stadium today and apologised for spoiling a brilliant result for the fans.

Pardew was dismissed by referee Kevin Friend with 20 minutes to go with his side leading 3-1 after Irish international David Meyler collided with the manager on the sideline.

Pardew reacted by moving his head towards Meyler and Friend was left with no option but to dismiss the hot-headed 52 year-old.

The manager apologised for tarnishing what was otherwise an impressive performance from his side who emerged victorious with a brace from Moussa Sissoko, Loic Remy and Anita.

"Perhaps it will teach me to sit down," he told Sky Sports afterwards.

"It was a heat of the moment thing - I massively regret it."

Pardew, who has had touchline altercations with Paolo di Canio, Mauricio Pochettino and Maneul Pellegrini in the last year, continued: "I think I'm going to sit down now because that's two or three incidents I've been involved in. I think I'm going to sit now.

"I didn't meant to do anything aggressive but I moved my head forward and that's enough.

"It's a shame because it took the gloss off a fantastic performance from us. That's really upsetting."

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