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Newcastle boss Pardew accepts Sissoko red card

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew had no complaints over Moussa Sissoko's dismissal in defeat to West Ham United.

The visitors lacked a cutting edge in the final third, and had to play the final 15 minutes with 10 men after Sissoko collected two needless cautions in the space of as many minutes.

First the France midfielder kicked the ball away after a foul against him in the West Ham penalty area, and then had soon bundled into Carroll, who made the most of his reaction, as the referee reached for his pocket once again.

Pardew had few complaints with the sending off.

"Moussa was frustrated he has not got the free-kick in the box, and then just lost his mind a bit, with kicking the ball away and then in the next incident is just a minute after," he said.

"It is not like Moussa, he has been outstanding for us.

"He has to learn from this, but he is not a malicious player, although having seen it on the replay, it does not look good."

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