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Newcastle United and Southampton sidelines get into scuffle (GIF)


Newcastle United and Southampton were playing a big match up this weekend. Both teams were just outside the top 5 in the table and needed a win to move up. At one point during the game there was an interesting exchange that resulted in referee Mike Jones getting hit in the face.

During the game, which resulted in a 1-1 draw, things got testy on the sideline between the dugouts. Newcastle United staff and Southampton staff got into a bit of a sideline skirmish.

It doesn’t look like any punches were thrown or any flopping was done. A lot of confrontational yelling and a bit of pushing and shoving. At the very beginning in the top right corner you see a hand go towards a face but it isn’t really clear if contact was made.

We’ll see what kind of punishments get passed down for this.

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