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Newcastle United's Alan Pardew accepts misconduct charge over 'headbutt'

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew accepts an FA misconduct charge following his alleged headbutt on Hull City midfielder David Meyler, but requests a personal hearing.

The Football Association have announced that Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has accepted a charge of misconduct following his alleged headbutt on Hull City midfielder David Meyler.

The 52-year-old was charged by the English governing body after he appeared to push his head towards Meyler following a touchline exchange during the Magpies' 4-1 defeat last weekend.

Despite accepting the charge, Pardew, who was issued with a £100,000 fine by the North-East outfit, has requested a personal hearing, the date of which is yet to be decided.

Reports have claimed that Pardew could be absent for the remainder of the season as a result of a possible 10-game stadium ban.

Pardew, who will not face any criminal action for the alleged headbutt, apologised after the match at the KC Stadium.


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Fourth official Howard Webb restrains David Meyler of Hull City after a clash with Alan Pardew manager of Newcastle United during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Newcastle United at KC Stadium on March 1, 2014
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