After HEADBUTTING Meyler in Newcastle’s win at Hull City
Alan Pardew was sent off after aiming a headbutt at Hull’s David Meyler in an ugly second-half flashpoint at the KC Stadium this afternoon.
With his side trailing 3-1 and time running out, Meyler brushed past Pardew in the Newcastle technical area to retrieve the ball and take a quick throw-in.
Pardew took exception to what seemed to be minimal contact from Meyler and squared up to the Hull midfielder as he returned to the touchline to take the throw. The pair were toe-to-toe, as they exchanged angry words, and players from both sides piled in after Pardew leaned forward and looked to make contact with Meyler’s forehead.
Anger: Meyler was seen pushing Pardew as the pair clashed when a stray ball went out of play
Furious: Tempers flared between the pair, with fourth official Howard Webb quickly on the scene
When order was finally restored, referee Kevin Friend took Meyler to one side and booked him, before briefly speaking to fourth official Howard Webb and pointing Pardew towards the stand.
The Newcastle boss is no stranger to disciplinary run-ins with officials, and though he protested and flung an arm into the air in disgust, he could have few complaints at his latest sending-off.
Newcastle went on to win the game 4-1, with Vurnon Anita adding a fourth late on.
Bookmakers suspended betting on the next Premier League manager to lose his job straight after the headbutt.
Pardew was in hot water earlier this year after landing a foul-mouthed volley at Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini when the teams met in January.
Hot water: Pardew called Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini a ‘f****** old c***’ in January
The 52-year-old was forced to apologise after being heard to shout ‘f****** old c***’ at Pellegrini in the wake of the controversial decision to disallow Cheick Tiote’s first-half goal as the Magpies went down 2-0.
At the start of the 2012-13 campaign he was hit with a two-match touchline ban and a £20,000 fine following a shove on an assistant referee.
It was during Newcastle’s 2-1 opening-day victory over Spurs that Pardew, angered by Peter Kirkup’s failure to award his side a throw-in, pushed the linesman.
He was banished to the stands by referee Martin Atkinson and subsequently sanctioned by the FA.
Easy pickings: Moussa Sissoko scored twice as Newcastle beat Hull on Saturday afternoon
Joyous: Loic Remy followed up his winner against Aston Villa last weekend with one at Hull
Source : Daily Mail