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FA charges Newcastle coach Pardew for head-butt

AP, Monday 3 Mar 2014
Alan Pardew
Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew, right, and Hull City's David Meyler, left, confront each other during the during the English Premier League match at the KC Stadium, Hull England Saturday March 1, 2014. (Photo: AP)
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The English Football Association has charged Newcastle manager Alan Pardew with improper conduct for head-butting an opposing player during a Premier League match.

Pardew is facing a lengthy ban following his confrontation with Hull midfielder David Meyler during Newcastle's 4-1 win Saturday. Pardew has until Thursday to respond to the charge.

Pardew already has been sanctioned by Newcastle, accepting a formal warning and a fine of 100,000 pounds ($168,000).

Meyler initially barged into Pardew as he looked to retrieve the ball for a throw-in. Pardew squared up to Meyler and moved his head in the direction of the player's face, then was sent to the stands.

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