Newcastle news

Pardew escapes action after ref rant

January 13, 2014
By PA Sport

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has escaped disciplinary action from the Football Association but has been "reminded of his responsibilities'' after his touchline behaviour in the 2-0 defeat against Manchester City.

Alan Pardew
PA PhotosAlan Pardew rants at Mike Jones after the goal was disallowed.

Pardew apologised for an expletive-laden rant at City boss Manuel Pellegrini, and was also involved in a running battle with the match officials as the visitors claimed a win over the Magpies thanks, in part, to the controversial disallowing of an equalising goal.

The FA is not taking disciplinary action but has been in touch with the Magpies boss.

An FA spokesman said: "We have been in contact with Alan Pardew and reminded him of his responsibilities.''

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