ALAN PARDEW has been charged by the Football Association with improper conduct for shoving his head in to the chest of former Sunderland midfielder David Meyler in Newcastle United's match with Hull City on Saturday.

The Newcastle boss, who now has until 6pm on Thursday, March 6, to respond, has already been hit with a £100,000 fine by the Premier League club.

A statement released by Newcastle read: "It is alleged that in the 72nd minute of the fixture, Pardew was involved in an incident with a Hull City player that amounted to improper conduct.

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"Due to the serious violent and/or aggressive nature of the reported behaviour this case has been designated as non-standard."

Newcastle have already indicated that they have dealt with the matter and are keen to 'draw a line under' it. 

If the case is proven it is understood Pardew will be facing a lengthy stadium ban.