24 Aug 2012

Newcastle's Pardew accepts FA charge for linesman shove

7:56 am on 24 August 2012

The Newcastle football manager Alan Pardew has accepted a charge for improper conduct following his push on a linesman during last weekend's Premier League win against Tottenham.

Pardew, who is in Greece for Newcastle's Europa League qualifier with Atromitos, was sent to the stands and later apologised on television for his "stupid" act.

The 51-year-old has requested a personal hearing but is likely to be banned for several matches.