Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits he held talks with club owner Mike Ashley after defeat to Everton.

The meeting, which also included football director Joe Kinnear, sparked talk of Pardew offering his resignation.

Pardew said: "It's important to go to see the owner after a game like that and make sure that we know where we are coming from.

"We had a good meeting after - me, Mike and Joe - just to make sure we know exactly what is going on on the pitch and what's going on in terms of the results.

"There was nothing untoward there."

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