Pardew banned for shove on official

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been given a two-match touchline ban and fined £20,000 after accepting a Football Association charge of improper conduct.

The FA have confirmed that following an Independent Regulatory Commission meeting, Pardew had been charged following an incident during his side's match against Tottenham on August 18.

Pardew was sent off during the 2-1 win after he pushed linesman Peter Kirkup after claiming the ball had gone out of play during a Spurs attack.

The suspension will take place with immediate effect meaning the Magpies boss will be forced to sit in the stands during the forthcoming Barclays Premier League games against Everton and Norwich.