Newcastle United's resident thug was at it again last night and hopefully he'll be in hot water with the FA after this latest incident. Joey Barton was picked up on camera punching Morten Gamst Pedersen in the chest which knocked the Rovers player to the ground. And as usual when a player does something as cowardly and sly as Barton is alleged to have done, the referee doesn’t see it, but luckily for football and those who actually support players who know that the game is played with a ball, not your fist, the camera did catch him. After the game, Sam Allardyce was asked what he thought of the incident and he declined to talk about it in detail. He said: "I'm not really going to talk about that because I don't want to detract from our victory. "Whoever will see it will see it and do whatever needs to be done." Pedersen offered a similar view, adding: "You saw the pictures. I don't want to speak much about it now."