Pardew backs Konchesky
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alan Pardew is hoping Paul Konchesky will have his red card rescinded.West Ham boss Alan Pardew is hoping Paul Konchesky will have his red card rescinded.
Konchesky was controversially sent off after making a tackle on Newcastle's Jermaine Jenas as he burst through on goal.
The former Charlton man was shown a straight red card by Dermot Gallagher even though it appeared he won the ball when making the tackle.
Pardew is now hoping Gallagher will change his mind over the dismissal over reviewing the incident.
"I think he (Gallagher) got it wrong and perhaps on Monday he might view it differently," said Pardew.
"I teach my players when they go to ground they must take the ball as you suffer a fine at my club if you don't take the ball.
"But it should not take away from a really outstanding performance from us.
"I thought Reo-Coker, Anton Ferdinand and [Daniel] Gabbidon were fantastic for us.
"We are a strong team and it is our ultimate goals to make the opposition play to their maximum and believe we did that to Newcastle.
"It is a good point and every point for us is like gold dust.
"It is early days we have got four points against two very good teams and I will settle for that."