NUFC boss Alan Pardew given two-match touchline ban

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NEWCASTLE United manager Alan Pardew has been handed a two-game touchline ban by the Football Association.

The Toon boss has also been hit with a £20,000 fine having accepeted a charge of improper conduct after he pushed the assistant referee during last month’s 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

A club statement read: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission held today [Monday 3 September 2012], Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been given a two match touchline suspension and fined £20,000 after he accepted an FA charge of improper conduct.

“Pardew, who requested a personal hearing, was charged following an incident which occurred during his side’s match against Tottenham Hotspur on 18 August 2012. The suspension will take place with immediate effect.”

Pardew will not be in the dugout for the trip to Everton and home match match with Norwich City.