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Seven match ban for Alan Pardew's Hull City headbutt

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been handed a seven-match suspension for his headbutt on Hull's David Meyler, the Football Association has announced.

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FA explain lenient punishment after Hull headbutt

The FA have published a list of reasons detailing why Alan Pardew was given a seven game ban for head butting Hull City's midfielder David Meyler.

Many expected a harsher punishment and Pardew admits he feared the sack after his outburst.

Pardew's decision to make a quick apology helped reduce his ban Credit: thefa.com

The full report from the disciplinary committee is available on thefa.com

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