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Alan Pardew receives seven game ban

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been given a seven-match ban from the FA for headbutting Hull City player David Meyler.

The 52-year-old headbutted Meyler after the Hull City midfielder pushed the Newcastle boss on the touchline following a throw-in.

An FA statement read: "Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will serve a seven-match suspension with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted an FA misconduct charge.

"An independent regulatory commission today ruled the first three matches imposed are a stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban."

Alan Pardew has also been fined £60,000 on top of the £100,000 fine that was given by Newcastle after the 4-1 victory against Hull City.

Pardew told Newcastle's official website: "As I have made clear, I deeply regret the incident and again wholeheartedly apologise to all parties for my conduct, which I understand was not acceptable.

"I will accept the punishment handed down by the FA. My focus now turns to preparing the team for this weekend's game against Fulham and finishing the season as strongly as possible."

The Newcastle manager will be suspended for matches against Fulham, Crystal Palace, Everton, Southampton, Manchester United, Stoke and Swansea but he will be back for the last three games of the season.

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