What a great picture of the moment this is! It is not quite up to Mike Tyson‘s standards, but it is a bite nonetheless. Martin Jol – who is fast overtaking Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho as the most blinkered Premiership manager – saw the incident as a "comical nibble." Under-pressure Alan Pardew has had his philosophical stance worn away by five straight league defeats and has been mulling over how a Defoe red card might have changed the game.
Sports minister Richard Caborn expects further action, but what out the people who really matter (that’s you Pies readers!)? Comical nibble or unnecessary violence worthy of at least a red card?