Newcastle's Pardew Faces Sanctions for Headbutt
Pardew handed seven match ban.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been banned for seven matches following his headbutt on Hull City midfielder David Meyler.

Pardew, 52, admitted a misconduct charge following the incident at the KC Stadium on March 1 and the FA have imposed a three match stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban.

The Newcastle boss was also fined £60,000 and warned about his future conduct by an independent regulatory commission, a statement from the FA confirmed.

"As I have made clear, I deeply regret the incident and again wholeheartedly apologise to all parties for my conduct, which I understand was not acceptable," Pardew said through the club's website ahead of today's ruling.

"I will accept the punishment handed down by the FA today. My focus now turns to preparing the team for this weekend's game against Fulham and finishing the season as strongly as possible."

The ban will see Pardew barred from entry to the stadium in Newcastle's next three Premier League games which come against Fulham (a), Crystal Palace (h) and Everton (h).

The former Charlton and Southampton manager will be banned from the technical area as he serves out the remainder of his punishment against Southampton (a), Manchester United (h), Stoke City (a) and Swansea City (h), before returning for the club's final three fixtures of the season.

Pardew received a separate £100,000 fine and was given a formal warning from his club following the incident involving Republic of Ireland international Meyler in Newcastle's 4-1 win over Hull.

The pair came together on the side-lines before the Pardew pushed his head into the face of the Hull player, sparking a fracas between players and staff from both sides.