Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has stated that he will punish himself, but move on from the touchline spat with Manuel Pellegrini last week.

The Toon boss has been heavily criticised and warned by the FA for his actions during Newcastle’s home defeat to Manchester City last Sunday when a number of controversial decisions were handed out by the officials.

Pardew has not been handed a fine or ban by the FA and vows to punish himself both financially and mentally ahead of today’s trip to one of his former clubs West Ham.

Opposition boss Sam Allardyce, who is also facing his former club, has backed Pardew after last week’s incident as one of those things that happens in the heat of the moment.

“I felt that even though they were words that I wouldn’t ever like to say again – it was in a dismissive way rather than an aggressive way,” Pardew told the Evening Chronicle.

“I thought that might have been taken into account.

“Nevertheless I’m not proud of the comment that I made.

“I am going to punish myself.

“I’ve got a couple of ideas locally that will take up my time and my money.”

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