Newcastle United is looking to collect some more points against a struggling Sunderland squad on Saturday. Newcastle will have to do it without the services of striker Loic Remy, who got a red card in the 0-0 draw against Norwich City.
“There is a bit of pushing and shoving the players have come together. There is probably just enough for the referee to send them off, but Johnson’s reaction to the heads meeting, in terms that he got a head-butt when he did not, was the catalyst for them both to get sent off,” Newcastle boss Alan Pardew said, via ESPN FC.
“It was his own fault, if he had not have done that then maybe the referee would have taken a more lenient view, but he made such a drama out of it he should be ashamed of himself really.
“We won’t appeal, because I think there was enough for Chris there, but once he done that stupid reaction, the crowd went all mad and he [referee] has got no choice really.”
Date: February 1
Start Time: 7:45 a.m. ET
Location: Newcastle, England
Stadium: St. James’ Park
TV Info: NBC Sports Network
Radio Info: Sirius XM FC
Online Radio Stream: Talk Sport Radio
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
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