Just before half time and after a wonderful goal from Cheick Tiote had been chalked off by referee Mike Jones, and only he know why he didn’t allow the goal – Alan Pardew had a heated argument with City manager Manuel Pellegrini, and Alan could be in trouble with the FA because of the language he used.
Alan Pardew – could be in trouble with FA
Here is the video of the goal and you decide if Yoan Gouffran is interfering with the play, even though he is in an offside position.
The Newcastle manager was seen (if not heard) on camera shouting ‘f****** old c***’ at the Chilean manager, after the Tiote goal was chalked off.
But after the game the Newcastle manager did the right thing and he apologized for his outburst:
“I apologize for that – he had words with me first.” ‘It was normal words for managers to have which go unseen most of the time.” “We’re fine, I shook his hand at the end and I’ll see him before he goes.”
The FA can look at the video and take some action against Pardew – but before they do – they need to watch Tiote’s perfectly good goal being disallowed by referee Mike Jones – and give Alan some slack.
The very last thing we want is a touch-line ban for the Newcastle manager, with the next three games against teams in the bottom six in the league table, and hopefully we can get back on the winning track after losing four games on the trot.
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