EPL: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew head-butts Hull player

Newcastle may have won an easy 4-1 match but team manager Alan Pardew now faces a lengthy touchline ban after he 'hit' Hull's David Meyler who had barged into him while looking to retrieve the ball.

updated: March 02, 2014 09:26 IST
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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew head-butted a player in an English Premier League game against Hull on Saturday, leading to a swift formal warning and 100,000-pound ($168,000) fine from his club, and facing the prospect of a lengthy touchline ban.

The touchline confrontation unfolded in the 72nd minute when Hull midfielder David Meyler barged into Pardew as he looked to retrieve the ball for a throw-in at KC Stadium. After squaring up to Meyler before moving his head in the direction of the player's face, Pardew was sent to the stands.

FA chairman Greg Dyke described Pardew's actions as "serious" after Newcastle's 4-1 win, and said an investigation would be opened.

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