Newcastle boss Pardew angry after McManaman tackle goes unpunished
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew could barely hide his anger after a tackle from Wigan forward Callum McManaman saw Massadio Haidara stretched off but wasn’t punished with so much as a free-kick, the Daily Telegraph has reported.
Haidara had only entered the match - which ended in a 2-1 victory for the Latics - as a substitute for Mathieu Debuchy, who left the game early with an injury. The Telegraph adds that the referee, Mark Halsey, did give a free-kick against McManaman, but only for handball.
McManaman was confronted at half-time by Newcastle assistant manager John Carver, which led to angry scenes on the touchline as Wigan coach Graham Barrow came to the aid of the 21-year-old, who was making his first Premier League start. McManaman could face retrospective action from the Football Association, potentially ruling him out of Wigan’s FA Cup semi-final against Millwall.
Goals from Jean Beausejour and Arouna Kone gave Wigan the three points, with Newcastle’s effort coming from full-back Davide Santon. Kone’s goal was scored late in the contest and raised the ire of Pardew further after it appeared Maynor Figueroa handled the ball before Kone converted.
See what the expert tipsters are tipping on OLBG