By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has apologised for his part in a touchline altercation which saw him sent to the stands against Hull City on Saturday.
Midway through the second half the Magpies' boss became involved in an incident with opposition midfielder David Meyler as the ball ran out for a throw-in near the dug-outs.
Meyler was booked and Pardew dismissed by referee Kevin Friend following the clash, and the manager admits he was in the wrong.
"Apart from myself, everyone in the squad was brilliant today," said Pardew, having seen his side run out 4-1 winners at the KC Stadium.
"Everyone has got nine out of ten, except me. The incident involving myself is not good enough.
"I'm the Newcastle United manager and I would like to apologise to all our fans for my conduct.
"It was wrong and is a wake-up call for me to go and sit down and have a think.
"I did not mean any damage to the guy but I have moved my head forward. I tried to push him away with my head but I should not have done that.
"I apologise to everyone. I should not have got involved in it."