Newcastle boss Alan Pardew was sent off for headbutting Hull's David Meyler as United claimed a comfortable victory.

Pardew clashed with Meyler after the City midfielder collided with him in an attempt to retrieve the ball to take a throw-in.

Earlier, Moussa Sissoko's powerful finish and Loic Remy's run on to Maynor Figueroa's backpass put United ahead.

Pardew apologises for headbutt

Curtis Davies's header got Hull back in it, but Sissoko tapped in a rebound and Vurnon Anita did likewise to seal it.

Newcastle had gone four games and four goals without a win before last week's 1-0 victory over Aston Villa, but this second consecutive success was overshadowed by the actions of their manager.

With his side 3-1 up and in control, Pardew, who was banned for two matches in 2012 for pushing an assistant referee, was angered when Meyler shoved past him in his bid to gather the ball.

The pair came together, with Pardew pushing his head into the face of the Tigers player. A melee followed and, after the crowd was dispersed, Meyler was booked and Pardew dismissed.

That the stupidity of their manager - who later apologised - will take the headlines is harsh on a Newcastle side that capitalised on the errors and profligacy of their hosts to earn a first league win over Hull for 24 years.

Reaction to Pardew headbutt

Gary Lineker:  Alan Pardew has just head-butted David Meyler. Yes head-butted. Inexcusable from a manager.

Robbie Savage:  Couldn't believe my eyes when I seen [sic] Pardew throw his head into Meyler, absolutely disgraceful behaviour from a manager.

Joey Barton:  Seen Pardew incident. As per usual. Massively over-hyped. Don't let a couple of stupid incidents detract from the job he has done at Newcastle. Especially with what goes on behind the scenes there.

Hull, who are now without a victory in their past four home league games, actually had the better chances of an open first half, but went to the break two goals behind thanks to a combination of wasted chances and defensive mistakes.

After Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul pulled off a brilliant double save to deny Alex Bruce - first from a header, then on the line from the follow-up - the visitors immediately went up the other end to open the scoring.

The excellent Cheick Tiote sprayed the ball cross-field to Remy, who was able to feed the overlapping Mathieu Debuchy. A cut-back from the byeline was met by Sissoko's strike high to Allan McGregor's left.

Hull had previously tried in vain to pierce the Newcastle defence with balls from the deep, but, on going behind, they began to look more potent.

Nikica Jelavic and Ahmed Elmohamady both failed to find the target with headers from close range, while Jelavic struck the bar with a free-kick.

But, with those chances gone, Hull fell further behind thanks to Figueroa's mistake. A back-pass from the halfway line had nowhere near enough power to reach McGregor, who rushed out of his area only for Remy to push the ball past him and finish into an empty net.

Bruce accepts Pardew apology

Hull were able to respond immediately after the break, Davies flicking in as Krul rashly attempted to claim Tom Huddlestone's free-kick through a crowd of players.

Given the nature of the first half, it seemed as though Hull were primed to continue the fightback, but, instead, another home mistake followed.

A poorly-worked free-kick on the halfway line allowed Newcastle to break, with Yoan Gouffran's shot parried into the path of Sissoko for a simple second.

With the contest effectively over, Pardew provided the main drama then watched from the stand as Anita finished at the back post after McGregor pushed Paul Dummett's effort into his path.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Hull City

  • 01 McGregor
  • 27 Elmohamady
  • 02 Rosenior
  • 03 Figueroa (Koren - 62' )
  • 04 Bruce
  • 06 Davies (Chester - 86' )
  • 14 Livermore (Aluko - 62' )
  • 08 Huddlestone Booked
  • 21 Long
  • 18 Jelavic Booked
  • 07 Meyler Booked

Substitutes

  • 05 Chester
  • 10 Koren
  • 17 Boyd
  • 20 Sagbo
  • 22 Harper
  • 24 Aluko
  • 29 Quinn

Newcastle United

  • 01 Krul
  • 26 Debuchy
  • 36 Dummett
  • 24 Tioté Booked
  • 06 Williamson
  • 13 Yanga-Mbiwa Booked
  • 07 Sissoko
  • 08 Anita
  • 14 Remy
  • 18 de Jong (Gosling - 90' )
  • 11 Gouffran

Substitutes

  • 09 Cissé
  • 15 Gosling
  • 19 Haidara
  • 22 Marveaux
  • 23 Ameobi
  • 27 Taylor
  • 42 Alnwick
Ref: Kevin Friend
Att: 24,903

Match Stats

Shots

13 17

On target

3 7

Corners

6 3

Fouls

13 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hull City 1, Newcastle United 4.

90:00 +4:17 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hull City 1, Newcastle United 4.

90:00 +2:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hull City 1, Newcastle United 4. Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

90:00 +2:42

Attempt blocked. Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Dan Gosling.

90:00 +1:30

Attempt blocked. James Chester (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a cross.

90:00 +1:10

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Mathieu Debuchy.

89:47

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Allan McGregor.

89:41

Attempt blocked. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cheick Tioté.

89:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Dan Gosling replaces Luuk de Jong.

86:19

Attempt missed. Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Rosenior.

85:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. James Chester replaces Curtis Davies because of an injury.

83:16

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Paul Dummett.

80:25 Booking

Booking Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80:18

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:18

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

78:14

Luuk de Jong (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78:14

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

75:52

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

75:52

Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:09

Attempt missed. Curtis Davies (Hull City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a cross following a corner.

74:43

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Michael Williamson.

74:05

Attempt blocked. Robert Koren (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73:41

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Michael Williamson.

71:58 Booking

Booking David Meyler (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

70:37

Attempt blocked. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Williamson with a headed pass.

70:08

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Allan McGregor.

69:49

Attempt saved. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Luuk de Jong with a headed pass.

68:57

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

68:57

Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:47

Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:47

Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

66:23

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:23

Dangerous play by Shane Long (Hull City).

62:46

Attempt missed. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Luuk de Jong.

61:53

Hand ball by Shane Long (Hull City).

61:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Sone Aluko replaces Jake Livermore.

61:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Robert Koren replaces Maynor Figueroa.

60:26

Attempt missed. Luuk de Jong (Newcastle United) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mathieu Debuchy following a corner.

60:24

Attempt blocked. Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Dummett with a cross.

59:55

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Ahmed Elmohamady.

57:33

Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:33

Foul by Nikica Jelavic (Hull City).

57:12

Offside, Newcastle United. Loïc Remy tries a through ball, but Mathieu Debuchy is caught offside.

56:03

Attempt missed. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luuk de Jong with a headed pass.

54:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hull City 1, Newcastle United 3. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a fast break.

54:33

Attempt saved. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

53:46

Dangerous play by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

53:46

Jake Livermore (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:53 Booking

Booking Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

52:50

Hand ball by Nikica Jelavic (Hull City).

49:06

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:06

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

45:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hull City 1, Newcastle United 2. Curtis Davies (Hull City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a cross following a set piece situation.

45:37

Foul by Michael Williamson (Newcastle United).

45:37

Shane Long (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Hull City 0, Newcastle United 2.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hull City 0, Newcastle United 2.

45:00 +1:08

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).

45:00 +1:08

Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hull City 0, Newcastle United 2. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a fast break.

40:19

Attempt missed. Shane Long (Hull City) right footed shot from long range on the right is too high. Assisted by Nikica Jelavic with a headed pass.

39:07

Attempt missed. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Shane Long with a cross.

35:39

Attempt blocked. Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

34:51 Booking

Booking Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

34:28

Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Newcastle United).

34:28

Shane Long (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:54

Attempt blocked. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

29:02

Foul by Curtis Davies (Hull City).

29:02

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:05 Booking

Booking Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

27:35

Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:35

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

26:32

Attempt missed. Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady with a cross.

25:00

Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:00

Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Newcastle United).

24:21

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

23:49

Delay in match Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) because of an injury.

22:34

Attempt missed. Shane Long (Hull City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Maynor Figueroa with a cross.

21:12

Offside, Newcastle United. Paul Dummett tries a through ball, but Loïc Remy is caught offside.

20:21

Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Hull City).

20:21

Luuk de Jong (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

16:41

Offside, Hull City. Shane Long tries a through ball, but Nikica Jelavic is caught offside.

16:03

Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Hull City).

16:03

Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:26

Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

12:26

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

11:21

Attempt missed. Shane Long (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Liam Rosenior with a cross following a corner.

10:55

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Cheick Tioté.

10:18

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Mathieu Debuchy.

9:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hull City 0, Newcastle United 1. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Mathieu Debuchy.

8:45

Attempt saved. Alex Bruce (Hull City) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

8:43

Attempt saved. Alex Bruce (Hull City) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a cross.

8:16

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).

8:16

Liam Rosenior (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6:37

Hand ball by Alex Bruce (Hull City).

3:45

Attempt missed. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

3:40

Attempt missed. Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

3:35

Attempt missed. Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

2:51

Foul by Nikica Jelavic (Hull City).

2:51

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:10

Offside, Newcastle United. Moussa Sissoko tries a through ball, but Loïc Remy is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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