Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has played down a touchline row with Leon Britton in defeat at Swansea City.

Britton had been involved in a dispute with Papiss Cisse, but the pair were making their separate ways off the field when Pardew appeared to say something to the Swansea midfielder.

Britton turned around to respond before players from both sides quickly stepped in.

But Pardew said: "There was no problem. I have nothing to say about it."