Pardew hit with two-match ban
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has been handed a two-match touchline ban and fined £20,000 for improper conduct during his side's win over Spurs.
Last Updated: 03/09/12 5:22pm
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been handed a two-match touchline ban and fined £20,000 for improper conduct during his side's win over Tottenham, the Football Association have confirmed.
The Magpies boss was charged after he was sent to the stands for pushing assistant referee Peter Kirkup during the 2-1 Premier League victory at St James' Park on August 18th.
The incident occurred after Pardew claimed the ball had gone out of play during a Spurs attack.
The manager was sent off and later apologised for his actions, calling it "ridiculous".
He accepted the charge and will now serve a two-game suspension, the FA confirmed on Monday following an Independent Regulatory Commission meeting.
The ban will take place with immediate effect, meaning the Newcastle boss will be forced to sit in the stands during the forthcoming Premier League games against Everton and Norwich.
A statement on the FA's official website said: "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."