But Pardew believes the break which led to the concession of the spot-kick would never had happened had he not been in the directors box.
"I was sitting with the analyst in the last 10 minutes and you think your presence on the sideline might have influenced that situation," he said.
"I would have prevented that goal if I'd been on the touchline.
"So I will be pleased to be back on the sideline against Arsenal (next Monday), for sure."
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