Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi says he found the melee with Southampton's dugout at the end of Saturday's draw "quite funny".

Ameobi had a perfect view of the 'battle of the dug-outs' following his substitution.

"It was handbags, although there were a lot of angry faces," he said.

"I stay out of things like that. I was just sitting there watching it all. I had a dead calf and so I couldn't join in. Looking back, it was all quite funny."

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