Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pardew's Fury at RVP Clash

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pardew's Fury at RVP Clash

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NEWCASTLE boss Alan Pardew has called on the Football Association to take action against Robin van Persie after accusing the United striker of elbowing Yohan Cabaye late in yesterday's game.

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United ran out 3-0 winners on Tyneside after getting off to a flying start, but in a game marred by eight bookings, Pardew was left fuming by the incident, which went unseen by referee Howard Webb.

He said: "He has looked at Yohan and he has elbowed him, and I think that perhaps needs to be looked at.

"There's a bit of history from last year and I don't know if Robin has been caught up in that, but that was just a little bit unsavoury.

"I actually thought Yohan wouldn't have gone down if he hadn't done something. I didn't see it myself, but I have obviously seen it on the replay and it looks like he has looked at him and put his elbow there. …

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