FA charge Alan Pardew with push

The FA have charged Newcastle manager Alan Pardew with misconduct, after the manager pushed the referee’s assistant in his side’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday.

The Magpies boss was livid with a decision of play-on after the ball had appeared to have crossed the touchline for a Newcastle throw, and pushed the official with one hand.

The news means that the Tyneside club’s trainer could face a touchline ban, with the news revealed on the FA’s official website.

“The FA has today [Monday 20 August 2012] charged Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew with misconduct following his side’s match against Tottenham Hotspur on 18 August 2012,” the statement reads.

“Pardew has until 4pm on 23 August 2012 to respond to the charge.”

Goals from Demba Ba and Hatem Ben Arfa cancelled out a Jermain Defoe strike in the game to give the hosts three points.

By Gareth McKnight

Article title: FA charge Alan Pardew with push

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