Pardew charged with improper conduct

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been charged with improper conduct for the incident involving Hull City midfielder David Meyler, the FA have confirmed.

Pardew and Meyler were involved in a confrontation on the touchline during Newcastle’s 4-1 win over Hull when Meyler appeared to push Pardew out of the way as he attempted to retrieve a loose ball.

The manager responded by seemingly attempting to headbutt Meyler, leading to a scuffle involving players and coaches from both sides. Pardew was dismissed from the touchline as a result and apologised after the match. He was also fined by his club.

It has now been confirmed that Pardew will face a charge by the governing body relating to his conduct. The FA’s statement says in part: “Due to the serious violent and/or aggressive nature of the reported behaviour this case has been designated as non-standard.” Pardew has until 6pm on Thursday to respond.

Newcastle are currently eighth in the Premier League table with 43 points from 28 games and have won their last two, beating Aston Villa at home in late February.

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