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Newcastle boss Pardew shrugs off Tiote Braga wobbler

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew expects Cheick Tiote to be fine for the season kickoff against Tottenham.

The Ivory Coast warrior was subbed during the 2-1 win over SC Braga on Saturday night as tempers flared during the Trofeu Internacional de Futebol do Guadiana.

Pardew told the Evening Chronicle: "He wasn't happy out there. He was upset.

"Cheick made a couple of misplaced passes and it upset him.

"He's a perfectionist and we had to calm him down. But he'll be ready for the next game."

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