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By Stephan ShemiltBBC Sport
Alan Pardew clashes with David Meyler

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.

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.

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 2Rosenior
  • 3FigueroaSubstituted forKorenat 62'minutes
  • 4Bruce
  • 6DaviesSubstituted forChesterat 86'minutes
  • 14LivermoreSubstituted forAlukoat 62'minutes
  • 8HuddlestoneBooked at 81mins
  • 21Long
  • 18JelavicBooked at 53mins
  • 7MeylerBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 5Chester
  • 10Koren
  • 17Boyd
  • 20Sagbo
  • 22Harper
  • 24Aluko
  • 29Quinn

Newcastle

  • 1Krul
  • 26Debuchy
  • 36Dummett
  • 24TiotéBooked at 29mins
  • 6Williamson
  • 13Yanga-MbiwaBooked at 35mins
  • 7Sissoko
  • 8Anita
  • 14Remy
  • 18de JongSubstituted forGoslingat 90'minutes
  • 11Gouffran

Substitutes

  • 9Cissé
  • 15Gosling
  • 19Haidara
  • 22Marveaux
  • 23Ameobi
  • 27Taylor
  • 42Alnwick
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
24,903

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamNewcastle
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 1, Newcastle United 4.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. 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.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Mathieu Debuchy.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Allan McGregor.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Paul Dummett.

  13. Booking

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    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.

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