Newcastle manager Alan Pardew defends Joey Barton

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew believes that the referee was correct to send off Arsenal's Gervinho but only book Joey Barton, after an "unsightly" clash between the pair in the 0-0 draw at St James' Park.

Pardew says that his is hopeful that midfielder Barton will stay at the club, after saying that they have made up after a "little fall out" earlier in the summer.

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