Newcastle Utd boss Alan Pardew escapes FA punishment for rant against Pellegrini

TALKS ... Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.
TALKS ... Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.

ALAN Pardew will face no punishment for his foul-mouth clash with Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini.

The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has escaped disciplinary action from the Football Association but has been “reminded of his responsibilities” after his touchline behaviour on Sunday.

Pardew apologised for an expletive-laden rant at Pellegrini, and was also involved in a running battle with the match officials as the visitors claimed a 2-0 win over the Magpies.

The FA is not taking disciplinary action but has been in touch with the Magpies boss.

An FA spokesman said: “We have been in contact with Alan Pardew and reminded him of his responsibilities”.

Pellegrini insisted he did not know what Pardew had said to him, but was untroubled by the exchange, although he did accuse the Newcastle boss of questioning every decision the officials made.

He said: “It’s impossible for the referee if you are complaining at every decision.

“That was my only problem with Alan, but nothing important.”

Pardew was banned from the touchline for two games last season after pushing the assistant referee in his side’s 2-1 win over Tottenham.