Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been "warned as to his future conduct" by the Football Association following his comments before the north east derby with Sunderland last month.

The Magpies boss was charged with improper conduct by the governing body for comments thought to relate to referee Howard Webb, who took charge of the August 20 Barclays Premier League clash.

Pardew denied the charge and requested a personal hearing, but "the case was found proven" by an FA regulatory commission, leading to a slap on the wrist.

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