A personal apology from Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez has today apologised for his reaction to being substituted during Saturday's 1-0 Premiership victory over Sheffield United at Upton Park.

The Argentinean striker angered Alan Pardew by getting changed and leaving the stadium before the end of the match, but reported for training this morning and immediately issued an apology to his manager and team-mates.

Carlos says: "I would just like to say that I left the ground in anger on Saturday, it was a spur of the moment decision which I regretted almost straight away.

"I know I did very wrong in going and I have made it clear to the manager and my team-mates that I in no way meant to disrespect them."

Alan Pardew says: "Carlos reported as normal for training this morning and immediately offered his apologies to the players and staff. He assured me there was no disrespect intended on his behalf to the players, fans or myself.

"He knows he made the incorrect decision in leaving and has decided he would like the players to vote on how much his fine should be and that it should go to the Great Ormond Street Hospital. The players will be given the chance to offer their opinions tomorrow morning."

by Danny Francis