Pardew was asked if he had spoken to Mike Ashley in the aftermath of derby day defeat.
He said: "We had a brief message to each other.
"But it was all in the right manner.
"He wants to win and so do I."
And when asked about the derby clash, he said: "That can happen in football.
"I genuinely believe we were the better team but we got beat.
"But it is a result that carries a great deal of emotion in this city.
"And you have to accept it."
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